PAULDING –  Thomas A. "Tom" Rulman, age 81, passed away on Monday, January 23, 2023 at Paulding County Hospital.

Tom was born on June 27, 1941, in Paulding, OH to the late Norman and Florence (Dysert) Rulman. Tom worked as a packhouse loader for LaFarge before his retirement in 2005 after 42 years. Tom worked for various companies in the Paulding area including Kauser Trucking for 20 years, A. Dean Snodgrass Poultry, and the Sohio Service Station. He was also a firefighter for the Paulding Fire Department for 18 years, reaching the rank of Lieutenant. He was a member of the National Guard of Ohio, Buckeye Herford Association, a lifetime member of the American Herford Association, and a lifetime member of the John Paulding Historical Society. He was also a devoted member of Divine Mercy Catholic Parish. Tom was a farmer by heart, well known for his Herford cattle.

Tom is survived by his lifelong, loving companion, Jane Stouffer, Paulding, OH; many loving nieces and nephews.

Tom is also preceded in death by two brothers, James Rulman and Paul Rulman.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 28, 2023, at Divine Mercy Catholic Church - Paulding with Father John Stites officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Jackson Township with military rites accorded by Paulding V.F.W. Post 587.

Visitation will be held from 4 - 8 p.m. on Friday, January 27, 2023, at Den Herder Funeral Home with a Rosary service at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made in Tom's memory to John Paulding Historical Society, 600 Fairground Dr., Paulding, OH 45879, or Masses.

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