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Orville A. Rursch

March 20, 1934 ~ April 23, 2019 (age 85) 85 Years Old


Orville A. Rursch, 85, of Taylor Ridge, passed away Tuesday April 23, 2019 at UPH Trinity, Rock Island.

Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00pm Monday at Wheelan Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, Milan. Funeral services will be 10am Tuesday April 30, 2019 at Edgington Evangelical Presbyterian Church, with additional visitation from 9:00 to service time at church. Burial will be in Edgington Cemetery followed by a luncheon and gathering of friends and family at church. Memorials may be left for Edgington Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Andalusia Fire Protection District or Rockridge FFA Alumni Scholarship.

Orville was born on March 20, 1934 in Edgington, the son of Addison and Edith (Johnston) Rursch. He married the former Nancy Lea McGinnis on June 26, 1955 in Joy Methodist Church.

Mr. Rursch had farmed all his adult life. Earlier he had been the owner of Rursch Trucking and had a Minneapolis Moline Implement dealership with his brothers.

He was a member of Edgington Evangelical Presbyterian Church, FFA Supporter, Andalusia Masonic Lodge 516, Farm Bureau, Harness Racing Association, ISOBA and USTA.

Orville enjoyed standardbred horseracing, dinners out with family and coffee with friends at local coffee shops, and was an avid Rockridge High School Athletic Supporter.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Nancy; children, Debbie Tomlin, Edgington, Dave (Shay) Rursch, Reynolds; grandchildren, Matthew (Elisabeth) Tomlin, Brandon Tomlin, all of Taylor Ridge; great grandchildren, Nataleigh, Addyson, Rayce Tomlin, Lance and Lucas Bagwell; brothers, Marvin (Denise) Rursch, Donald (JoAnn) Rursch, John Robert (Dorothy) Rursch; sister in law, Shirley Rursch; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Addison and Edith; brothers Duane and Barbara Rursch, Clair S. Rursch and sister Lois and Nels Anderson.

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April 29, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home & Crematory
201 4th Ave E.
Milan, IL 61264

Additional Visitation
April 30, 2019

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Edgington Evangelical Presbyterian Church
13228 140th St. W.
Taylor Ridge, IL 61284

Funeral Service
April 30, 2019

10:00 AM
Edgington Evangelical Presbyterian Church
13228 140th St. W.
Taylor Ridge, IL 61284


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