Adolph Joseph Ruefer, 87, Pecatonica, Illinois died at 4:53 a.m., Saturday, February 22, 2014 in Medina Nursing Home in Durand. \r\r\n\r\r\n He was born November 13, 1926 in Winnebago County, Illinois. He married the former Esther Wescott. He was employed as a machinist. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the US Navy on the east coast of the United States where he was on patrol watching for German submarines. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Pecatonica. \r\r\n\r\r\n Survivors include his wife Esther. \r\r\n\r\r\n Private funeral ceremonies will be held. Burial will be in Twelve Mile Grove Cemetery, Pecatonica, Illinois. \r\r\n\r\r\n McCorkle Funeral Home-Pecatonica Chapel, 203 W Fifth Street, Pecatonica, Illinois is assisting the family.