HEINZ RUSCHE (67)
April 27, 1921 - September 28, 1988
Suddenly and without a warning, my husband, our dear father and grandfather passed over to a better place on September 28, 1988.
Born on April 27, 1921 in Burg, close to Magdeburg, province of Sachsen, he worked as a typesetter until joining the Navy in 1935. He married his wife Hildegard, a sales associates in a large department store chain in 1949 after returning home as a POW from Sibiria. Their marriage produced two boys: Heinz-Joachim and Manfred.
Heinz was a Career Naval officer and settled with his family in the coastal town of Wilhelmshaven. He enjoyed his work at the Navy and he simply loved the sea. After his honorable discharge in 1976 he and his wife enjoyed retirement, visiting many European Countries and the Mediterranien coastline.
Heinz found a final resting place at the cemetary Friedhofstrasse in Wilhelmshaven. Several years later, his last will surfaced, indicating his wish to be buried at sea. His cremated remains were exhumed in 1999 and his ashes were given to the endless body of water of the North Sea during a private ceremony by her family.
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