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Yale H. "Ruse" Schalk

April 7, 1927 November 19, 2010
Yale H. "Ruse" Schalk
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Yale H. “Ruse” Schalk, age 83, of Fairland, IN passed away Friday, November 19, 2010 at Vancrest Health Care Center, Eaton, OH. He was born April 7, 1927 in Hamilton, OH to the late Yale H. and Elizabeth (Huey) Schalk. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran who served during WWII and was a proud member of the American Legion and VFW, where he was recently awarded with 60 years of membership. After graduating from The Ohio State University, where he was also a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, he began a life long career in business and agriculture. He was regional manager of a midwest production livestock association and then worked in crop production where he held several positions developing and marketing plant nutrition and crop protection products for Chevron, Velsicol, Stoller and Royster in North & South America. He was a well known competitive amateur tennis player and golfer and held several course records, club champion and tournament titles including a career seven hole-in-ones. He was active in Indiana and Shelby county politics and was a conservative citizen activist who participated in and contributed to a number of causes. Yale spent his life meeting and talking to people throughout North America. Known to family and friends as "Ruse", he was known for his lively and passionate debate on a wide variety of topics and his interesting stories. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife Betty Ann who passed away in 1974. Yale is survived by his daughter, Karen Ulrich and her husband, Doug of Eaton, OH; son, Yale and his wife, Rosanne of Zionsville, IN; and seven grandchildren, Ryan, Yale Jr., Ashley and Samantha Schalk and Doug, Devon and Daniel Ulrich. The family would like to thank all the nurses at Vancrest Health Care Center, Hospice of Dayton and Dr. Scott and Tammy Vosler for all the wonderful care Yale received. Visitation for friends and family will be held on Monday, November 22, 2010 from 5:00 P.M. until time of funeral services at 7:00 P.M. at the Girton Schmidt & Boucher Gard Funeral Home, 226 West Main Street, Eaton, OH with Rev. Wayne D. Morrison officiating. Visitation will also be held on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at the Freeman Family Funeral Home, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 South Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN. He will be laid to rest at Fairland Cemetery in a private ceremony. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206 or Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 2300 Wall Street, Suite H, Cincinnati, OH 45212. Online condolences and other remembrances may be sent to the family by visiting www.gsbfuneralhome.com.

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