Walter Cyril Ruuska, 91, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died April 21, 2009, a the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. He was born March 1, 1918, at Two Harbors, Minn., the son of Julius and Olga (Kemppainer) Ruuska. He was of the Lutheran faith.
Survivors include: his wife, Pearl Ruuska of the home; a son, C. Gene Ruuska of Cherokee Village; a daughter, Linda Welsh of Ohio; a brother, Waino Ruuska of Eerie, Pa.; a sister, Vieno Borg of Grand Rapids, Minn.; five grandchildren, Kevin Ruuska of Alexandria, Va., Keri Flatten of Hartland Wis., Kyla Outlaw of Floral and Douglas Welsh and Daniel Welsh both of Ohio; and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; and two sisters, Martha Jenson and Viola McGraw.
A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Ark.