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In memoriam: Norlin G. Rueschhoff, accountancy professor emeritus

Published: May 20, 2011 / Author: Carol Elliott

Norlin G. Rueschhoff, accountancy professor emeritus at the University
of Notre Dame, died May 19 of a stroke. He was 81 years old.

Rueschhoff joined the University in 1969 and retired in
2006. Recognized as an expert in international accounting, financial
accounting, and accounting for not-for-profit organizations, Rueschhoff was the
author of numerous research articles, as well as the accountancy text published
in 1998, “Accounting Within a Decision-Making Framework.”

He served as chair of the accountancy department from 1979
to 1983. Notre Dame awarded him the prestigious Kaneb Teaching Award in 2002,
which recognizes excellence in teaching.

Since 1971, Rueschhoff played an active role as director and
other executive positions with the Family First Center, F.I.R.E. Inc., a South
Bend-based organization that assists families in crisis.

Rueschhoff earned a bachelor of science degree from
Creighton University and his doctoral degree from the University of Nebraska. He
also was a CPA in the state of Nebraska.

He is survived by his daughter, Sandra (Michael) Ruddick;
grandchildren, Alex, Krista and Rachel; sisters, Mary Ann Thege, Wyona Smith
and Janelle Kleffner and brothers, Dennis Rueschhoff and Ivan Rueschhoff.

A viewing will be held on Monday, May 23 from 4-8 p.m. at
Palmer Funeral Home-Hickey Chapel in South Bend, Ind. A rosary will be said at
4:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, May 24 at 10 a.m. at
Christ the King Catholic Church, located at 52473 State Route 933, South Bend. Online
condolences may be sent to

Memorial contributions can be sent to the Family First
Center, F.I.R.E. Inc. Checks should be made out to F.I.R.E. Inc. and can be
sent to the attention of Linda Rohn, 605 Portage Ave., South Bend, IN 46616.


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