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John L. Rucker, Jr.

April 29, 1952 ~ March 4, 2020 (age 67)

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John  L. Rucker, Jr., 67, of Hermann, MO, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at his home.

John was born in St. Louis, Missouri on April 29, 1952, a son of the late John L. Sr. & Pauline G. (Dempsey) Rucker.

John proudly served his country in the United States Navy from 1975-1977.  He worked as an operation manager for Hudson Services Company. 

John is survived by two sons, Tyler Rucker & wife Dawn, of Washington, Missouri; and Nicholas Rucker & Amanda McDaris, of New Haven, Missouri; his partner, Amanda Shipley, of Hermann, Missouri; by his grandchildren, Izzabella, Nicholas, Kora, Ashton, Gamble, Dash, Nathanial, Noah, and Madison, by his sisters, Sandra Remedies & husband Joseph, of Zwolle, Louisiana; Elizabeth Eldringhoff, of Hermann, Missouri; Karen Remondet & husband Myron, of Reserve, Louisiana; Debbie Haley & Tom Busch, of New Haven, Missouri; Patty Rucker, of Hermann, Missouri; and Pam Deslatte & husband Donald, of Ponchatoula, Louisiana; and a brother, Jimmy Rucker, of Hermann, Missouri.  He is preceded in death by his parents, and a brother-in-law, Verus "Junior" Eldringhoff.

John was a member of the Hermann Eagles.  He enjoyed going to the Eagle Hall and spending time with family and friends there.  He also enjoyed playing golf, watching football, gambling, and going to Mardi Gras.  He loved being in the outdoors and going root hunting.

Visitation will be held Sunday, March 8th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home, Hermann, where funeral services will be held Monday at 10:00 a.m., with Rev. Msgr. Gregory Higley officiating.

Memorials may be given to Hermann Area Crusade Against Cancer.  C/O Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home.

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March 8, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home
1221 Washington Street
Hermann, MO 65041

Funeral Service
March 9, 2020

10:00 AM
Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home
1221 Washington Street
Hermann, MO 65041

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