The Diaconate Office has received word of the passing of Deacon Mike Ruffner on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. Deacon Ruffner was ordained for the Archdiocese of Chicago on April 25, 1992 and relocated to the Diocese of St. Petersburg in March of 2005. He served at St. Anthony Parish in Brooksville, St. Theresa Parish in Spring Hill, and in retirement, he ministered at St. Joan of Arc Parish in Spring Hill.
He is survived by his wife, Jan of 44 years, four children; Susan, Sean, Michael and Edward, and several grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on March 18, 2022 at Brewer & Sons Funeral Home, Spring Hill and the Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at St. Joan of Arc Parish, Spring Hill.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to Mrs. Jan Ruffner and Family, c/o St. Joan of Arc Parish, 13485 Spring Hill Dr., Spring Hill, FL 34609.
Please keep Jan and the Ruffner family in your thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.
May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace.