Edward W. Rusch, 79, of Payson died Feb. 16, 2008.
He was the former owner and manager of Ye Olde Country Store in Tonto Village until he sold it and retired to Payson.
He is survived by one sister, Mildred Rahn of Glendale, Ariz., one brother, Albert Rusch of Payson, and three nephews, Thomas Rahn and Keith Rahn of Peoria, Ariz., and Carl Rusch of Tucson, Ariz. He is also survived by numerous relatives in Wisconsin.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.
A memorial service will be held at Rock of Ages Evangelical Lutheran Church in Payson at 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 25, 2008.