Brenton J. Ruhlman

Thumbnail (31)Brenton J. Ruhlman, 29, of Brookville, passed away unexpectedly as a result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident at 12:12 a.m. on Sunday, May 10.

Born August 16, 1985 in Franklin, Brenton was the son of Brian Ruhlman of Franklin and Vicki Winkler Ruhlman of Seneca. He was a graduate of Precision Manufacturing Institute in Meadville and was employed as a welder at Miller Welding and Machine Company.

Brenton loved being outdoors. He enjoyed canoeing, kayaking, hunting, fishing, golfing, working on cars, and “four-wheeling” in his Jeep Wrangler. He especially cherished and loved his children and the time he spent with them.

In addition to his parents, Brenton is survived by his twin sons, Joseph and James Ruhlman of Seneca; his daughters, Alexis Ruhlman of Seneca and Madalyn Wagner of Titusville; and his fiancee’, Rachel Swanson of Brookville.

He is also survived by his sisters, Kristen Mahle and her husband, Andrew, of Marble, and Heidi Sass and her husband, Tony, of Fuquay Varina, NC; his maternal grandmother, Shirley Winkler, of Franklin; and his nieces and nephews, Maggie and Shawn Mahle, Madilyn and Grace Sass, and Alexandra and Ethan Horsfall.

Brenton was preceded in death by his sister, Jami Horsfall; his paternal grandparents, Agnes and David Ruhlman; his maternal grandfather, Howard Winkler; and his aunt, Amy Ruhlman.

Family and friends will be received at the Gardinier Funeral Home, Inc., 1315 Chestnut Street, Franklin on Thursday, May 14th from 3 to 7 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at the Franklin Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Friday at 11 a.m., with Bishop Robert Himes, officiating. Interment will be in Franklin Cemetery.

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