Russell V. Rule 92, formerly of rural Michigantown, died May 13, 2010 at Wesley Manor Health and Retirement Community. Born December 28, 1917 in Cloverdale, IN to the late Woodie Otis & Minnie (Cue) Rule. He married L. Jean Sheets on January 24, 1942 in Kirklin and she survives. Mr. Rule was a 1937 graduate of Michigantown High School. He farmed in the Michigantown area from 1945 to 1985. He also worked at Kingston Company in Kokomo and Allisons in Indianapolis. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, in which he attained the rank of first sergeant. He served with the 79th Infantry Division, 314th Infantry Regiment, Company B, engaging in combat throughout Europe during WWII. He served from May 20, 1942 until June 2, 1945 and received the Silver Star and the Bronze Star. His memberships include; Michigantown United Methodist Church, Frankfort VFW, 50 year member of the Beard Masonic Lodge, a former member of Michigantown Lions Club and Michigantown Community Club. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and loved gardening, especially growing melons. Mr. Rule was admired by his grandchildren and adored by his great grandchildren.
Visitation and Services
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 17, 2010 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Visitation will be Sunday, May 16th from 2-6 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Whiteman Cemetery, Michigantown, IN. Memorial donations may be made to the Michigantown United Methodist Church, 301 E. 3rd St., Michigantown, IN 46057.
Wife: L. Jean Sheets Rule of Frankfort
2 Daughters: Patricia A. Mundell of Forest and Janet K. (Roger) Cline of Forest
1 Son: Michael L. (Cathy) Rule of Michigantown
2 Sisters in Law: Joyce Rule and Belva Rule
7 Grandchildren, Brice Mundell, Kandee Mundell Bradley (husband Brian), Joanna Rule Kingery (husband Gary), Dwain Rule (wife Kimberly), Karen Rule Wright (husband Bryan), Aaron Cline (wife Holly) and Alison Cline Williams (Husband Michael)
12 Great Grandchildren, Keller Bradley, Cole, Leah and Marie Kingery, Austin, Evan and Sarah Wright, Caden and Rylan Rule and Kenzie, Lexi and Ainsley Cline
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Garnett Clidence, Ruth Valley and 5 brothers, Jewell, Estill, Glenn, Wilbur and Hubert Rule.