Ervin F. Rucks, Elkhorn, WI (1922 - 2012)
March 25, 1922 - November 25, 2012
Ervin F. Rucks, 90, of E. Jefferson Street, Elkhorn, WI, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at Williams Bay Care Center, Williams Bay, WI. He was born March 25, 1922, in Berlin, WI, the son of the late Frank and Lillian (Bauerfiend) Rucks. He was united in marriage to Betty J. Beltz on Oct. 25, 1947, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Berlin, WI. Erv was employed over the years as a truck driver for William O’Donell Trucking, Steffke Freight and with the Walworth County Highway Department for over 27 years, retiring in November 1985. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church of Elkhorn, former Little League baseball coach, former member of the Moose Lodge. Erv enjoyed gardening and working in his yard. His main hobby was building model railroads and collecting miniature farm machinery, especially John Deere.
Erv is survived by his wife of 65 years, Betty; six children: Cheryl Koc of Greendale, WI, Laurene (Martin) Schutte of Oak Creek, WI, Dennis Rucks of Elkhorn, WI, Keith Rucks of Milwaukee, WI, Gary Rucks of San Francisco, CA, and Jerry Rucks of San Lorenzo, CA; six grandchildren: Alana (Nick) Holter, Joshua Koc, Kristy (Greg) Doyle, Danielle, Katherine and Sydni Rucks; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Raymond (Marjorie) Rucks of Waukesha, WI; two sisters, Lucille Toll of Berlin, WI, and Margery Appleyard of Neillsville, WI; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by three brothers: Herbert, Orville and Donald; and two sisters, Viola Wendt and Dorothy Ewald.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 104 South Broad Street, Elkhorn, WI. Entombment will be at Roselawn Memory Gardens Cemetery in the Town of Delavan, WI. Visitation will be at the CHURCH on Friday from 10 a.m. until time of service. Memorials in Ervin’s name may be given to: Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic or St. John’s Lutheran Church. On-line guest registry is at www.haaselockwoodfhs.com. Arrangements completed by HAASE-LOCKWOOD & ASSOCIATES FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORY, Elkhorn, WI.