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Ashtian Laroy Rufer
BRODHEAD - Ashtian LaRoy Rufer, age 15, of Brodhead, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, August 27, 2009 at his home. He was born at Mercy Hospital in Janesville on March 9, 1994, the son of Michael and Shelly (Mason) Rufer.

Ashtian would have been a sophomore at Brodhead High School this year. He loved music and played the flute in the Brodhead High School Band. He also was in the high school chorus. He was a Harry Potter fan, loved reading books, loved to draw, and was in a youth bowling league.

He is survived by his father, Michael (Sharyl) Rufer, Janesville; mother, Shelly Rufer, Brodhead; a sister, Aislinn, Brodhead; a step-sister, Kaytie, Janesville; paternal grandparents, Janice and Richard Schneider, Brodhead, Bill and Marilyn Fuerstenberg, Whitewater, WI; maternal grandparents, Barb and Paul Krattiger, and Bob and Pat Mason, both of Brodhead; paternal great-grandfather, Melvin Updike, Janesville; maternal great-grandmothers, Irene Mason, Monroe, and Esther Krattiger, Brodhead. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, LeRoy Rufer.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, August 31, 2009, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Brodhead. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, August 30, 2009, at the D.L. NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME, BRODHEAD. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Brodhead.