Andy Jay Ruesch

Andy Jay Ruesch, age 69, passed away peacefully in his home after a long battle with cancer on February 11, 2018, in Cedar City, UT. He was born on July 11, 1948 in Cedar City, Utah, to Francis Lyman and Audrey Hall Ruesch. 

He spent his early childhood in Virgin, Utah, and later raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. He spent his days playing with his siblings and friends. He was married to JoAnn Sweaton, had four children, and was later divorced. He later married his eternal companion Patsy Webster Ruesch in the LDS St. George, Utah, temple and they had three children together. He graduated from Southern Utah University with his bachelors in psychology. He loved serving the lord and held many positions in the LDS church. He proudly served his country in the Army National Guard. He enjoyed being a photographer, printer, contractor, but most of all a husband, father, and grandfather. 

Andy was preceded-in-death by his parents. He was survived by his beloved wife of 26 years Patsy Webster Ruesch; and his children Michael (Shawnda) Ruesch; Daniel (Shannon) Ruesch; Diane (Anthony) Shay; Charles (Mitsy) Ruesch; David Ruesch; Maryann (Zackery) Appling; Andrea Ruesch; 15 grandchildren;1 great grandchild; and his siblings Dorothy (Arlington) Wood; Richard (Leanne) Ruesch; Jan (Peggy) Ruesch; Sally (Darrell) Whitney; LaNita Hadley; and friend Larry (Jan) Hensen. Andy will be truly missed by all those who are close to him. 

Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018, at the Cedar City Rock Church on 75 E Center Street. The viewing will be held at 11 a.m. followed by the funeral at 1 p.m. Interment will be held at the Cedar City Cemetery, under the direction of Affordable Funeral Services. 

Online condolences can be sent to Andy’s memorial page at 

The family would like to express their thanks to all of the staff at BellaTerra, The Cancer center, and the many doctors that helped Andy fight his courageous battle. 

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