David Sanford Rucker

Born: Wednesday, March 3rd 1948 in Maywood, Nebraska
Died: Sunday, August 18th 2019 in Sacramento, California
Age: 71 years, 5 months and 15 days
Memorials In Care Of
Gresham Community Center, any Veteran organization or Rucker Family
Visitation Time(s)
Friday - August 30, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
(The Rucker Family will greet friends from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Volzke Funeral Home)
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Service: 10:00 am - Saturday, August 31st 2019
Presbyterian Church
400 Pine St.
Gresham, NE  68367
Officiating: Pastor John Nellessen
Casketbearers: Roger Rucker, Robert Rucker, Dale Knuth, Jeffrey Knuth, Aaron Rucker, Alan Barth
Honorary Casketbearers: Lonnie Rucker, Charles Lux, Barry Heidtbrink
Interment: FULL MILITARY HONORS
Cedar Lawn Cemetery
Gresham, Nebraska
Obituary:

David Sanford Rucker was born on March 3, 1948 to Omer Lloyd and Melva Claudene (Pahl) Rucker in Maywood, Nebraska. He graduated from high school in 1966 from Gresham High School. David served in the United States Air Force for 23 years from May 1967 to February 1990 where he retired as Master Sergeant. He served in the Vietnam War as an aircraft mechanic. David was an airplane fueler for 20 years at Eppley Airfield in Omaha, Nebraska and Sacramento International Airport in Sacramento, California. He retired in March of 2010. On March 3, 2010, David was united in marriage to June Paige Munroe in Sacramento, California. In his free time he enjoyed reading war books, spotting airplanes, watching westerns, golfing, being with family and in the early years he flew small airplanes. David passed away on August 18, 2019 in Sacramento, California at the age of 71 years, 5 months and 15 days after battling several years with Parkinson’s and Lewy Body Dementia. He is survived by his wife, June Rucker, Sacramento, California; daughters, Mary Rucker, Rancho Cordova, California, Christina Rucker, Rancho Cordova, California; stepsons, Zach Dodgson, Sacramento, California, Cory (Lauren) Dodgson, Colfax, California; four grandchildren, Kyllie (Brad) Jarvis, Cassandra Rucker, Cameron and Alice Dodgson; brothers, Lonnie (Linda) Rucker, Middleburg, Florida, Roger (Theo) Rucker, Utica, Nebraska, Robert (Deb) Rucker, Wood River, Nebraska; sisters, Omelea (Dale) Knuth, Seward, Nebraska, Deanna (Todd) Bailey, Central City, Nebraska; and many nieces, nephews and close friends. David was preceded in death by his parents, Omer and Melva Rucker; first wife, Maxine Rucker; grandparents; aunts and uncles.

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