Michael L. Ruckman

Michael L. Ruckman, age 67, of Collinsville, IL, born June 20, 1947, in Alton IL, passed away at 5:20pm on Monday, July 21, 2014, at Rosewood Care Center in Swansea IL. 

Michael was a retired mechanic with U.S. Steel after over 30 years of service and was known by his coworkers as “Piece of Cake”.  He enjoyed building and riding Cushman scooters. and was also a Vietnam Army Veteran.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Helen nee Grief Ruckman, and a brother, William Ruckman.

He is survived by his wife Connie nee Temple Ruckman whom he married November 25, 1978, two daughters, Barbara Soppe of Quincy, IL, and Kay (Jim) Gibson of Arizona, one son, Richard (Kristina) Lawrence of Collinsville, IL, a brother, Edward “Jack” Ruckman, of Mountain Home, AR, and several grandchildren and one great grandson.

There will be no visitation.  Upon his request, he is being cremated and inurnment will be at 10:30am on Friday July 25, 2014 at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO, with full military honors.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.

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