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Daniel L. Rufenacht

January 11, 1956 — November 26, 2023

New Philadelphia

Daniel L. Rufenacht, 67, of New Philadelphia passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2023, at the Hennis Care Centre, Dover following a brief illness. He was born on January 11, 1956, in Dover to the late Junior and Anna Margaret Melich Rufenacht.

Daniel was a 1974 graduate of New Philadelphia High School.  He was an integral part of the family business, Rufenacht Ideal Grinding, for his entire life. He owned and operated the business in New Philadelphia for nine years. Alongside his commitment to the family trade, he also ran a successful side business hauling gravel. 

Outside of work, Daniel found immense joy in raising beef cattle, hogs and poultry on his farm. However, it was spending time with his family that truly brought him the greatest happiness in life. His grandchildren held a special place in his heart, and he cherished every moment he was able to attend their sporting, or other school activities.

Daniel is survived by his loving children, Chris (Nikki) Rufenacht of New Philadelphia, Danielle (Rob) Goedel of Mineral City, Sara (Zachary) Hudas of New Philadelphia. He will be forever remembered by his grandchildren, Bryce and Brynn Goedel, Samuel, Cody, and Blake Rufenacht, and Riley and Teagan Hudas. In addition to his immediate family, Daniel is survived by his sister, Peggy (Dave) Schnader of Roswell.

Cremation has been entrusted to the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home and Crematory at Dover.  Per Daniel's wishes there are no services or calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to the CFC Foundation at 5 Wexford Court, Saint James, New York 11780.

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