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William "Bill" Ruckman, 86, of Ottumwa died March 14, 2017 at his home.
He was born June 7, 1930, the son of William M. and Esther Albertson Ruckman Sr. He married Pamela A. Mooney on October 14, 1961. She preceded him in death on December 30, 2014.
Having attended Ottumwa High School, Bill served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.
Bill worked for Milwaukee and Burlington Railroad retiring as a conductor in 1991 from Burlington Northern Railroad.
Surviving are two sons, Scott (Lori) Ruckman and son, Zander all of Omaha, NE and Shawn (Beth) Ruckman with daughter Samantha and son Kyle all of Fairfield.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Joan Ruckman.
Funeral services will be 4 p.m. Saturday at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Mel Kendall officiating. Entombment will be in Shrine of Memories Mausoleum.
Visitation with the family present will be one hour prior to the service on Saturday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice serving Davis and Wapello Counties, 927 Pennsylvania Ave., Ottumwa, IA 52501.
Published on March 16, 2017
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