Erwin Ruesink, 103, of Spring Valley, Minn., died January 28, 2018, at the Spring Valley Care Center.
Erwin was born in rural Preston, Minn., in 1914. He attended a rural school and graduated from Preston High School and Teachers Normal Training. He married Carmen Kruegel in 1938. Both taught in rural Minnesota schools for several years before moving to Spring Valley in 1953.
Erwin managed Bloomfield Mutual Insurance Company, became president and a director of Spring Valley Mutual Tornado Company and was the Minnesota Field Representative for Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company. Erwin also actively served on several committees of the Minnesota Association of Farm Mutual Insurance Companies and became its chairman in 1981.
Erwin is survived by his two sons, Robert (Joyce) of Boise, Idaho, and Arlyn (Vicki Zimmerman) of Roseville, Minn.; four grandchildren: Michelle, Brant, Benjamin and Bethany; and six great-grandchildren. His loving wife, Carmen, died in 1993 after 55 years of marriage.
A funeral service is planned at the Greenleafton Reformed Church in rural Preston, Minn.