James Russel Rutschke

James Russel Rutschke
Date of Birth: November 22, 1951
Died on: August 03, 2017

Fargo, ND-Funeral service for James Russel Rutschke, 65, of Fargo will be 1:30 pm, Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Carlsen Funeral Home in Eureka. Rev. Hope Deutscher will officiate.

Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Zeeland, ND.

There will be visitation one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

James died Thursday, August 3, 2017 at Essentia Health in Fargo.

James Russel Rutschke, son of Edwin and Naomi (Beck) Rutschke was born November 22, 1951 in Eureka, SD and grew up in Zeeland, ND. He attended school in Zeeland and graduated high school in 1969. He attended North Dakota State School of Science and graduated in 1971 and moved to Fargo. James worked various jobs but most of his life he worked as a Land Surveyor.

James enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, liked to travel and above all he enjoyed photography the most.

Grateful for having shared James’s life are his girlfriend, Jane Berg; brothers, Bruce Rutschke and Larry Rutschke both of Bismarck, ND.

James was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Merle and brother in infancy, John.

Casketbearers will be Mark Bentz, Bruce Weisenburger, Jerome Rutschke, Jerry Sayler, Douglas Berg and Larry Rutschke.

Carlsen Funeral Home of Eureka has been entrusted with arrangements.


  1. Sharon Watson says:

    Dear Jane & Family,

    I was saddened to hear about James. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May he rest
    In peace.
    Cousin, Sharon Watson (Higgins)

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