Omer Lloyd Rucker

Born: Thursday, April 8th 1926 in Maywood, Nebraska
Died: Tuesday, March 14th 2017 in Utica, Nebraska
Age: 90 years, 11 months and 6 days
May 13, 1946
June 7, 1947

Memorials In Care Of
The Rucker Family
Visitation Time(s)
Friday - March 17, 2017
1:00 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: 1:30 pm - Saturday, March 18th 2017
Gresham Presbyterian Church
400 Pine Street
Gresham, NE  68367
Officiating: Pastor John Nellessen
Casketbearers: Lonnie Rucker, Roger Rucker, Robert Rucker, Dale Knuth, Todd Bailey, Jeffrey Knuth
Honorary Casketbearers: Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren
Cedar Lawn Cemetery
Gresham, Nebraska

Omer was born on April 8, 1926, to Claude L. and Elizabeth M. (Orman) Rucker in Maywood, Nebraska. Omer attended junior high in Frontier County. He then attended and graduated from Hayes County High School in 1944. Omer entered the United States Army on May 13, 1946 and served post World War II. He was honorably discharged on June 7, 1947. On March 8, 1946, Omer was united in marriage to Melva C. Pahl in Oberlin, Kansas. He worked as a dragline operator for a bridge building company. He later became a foreman, retiring in 1994. Omer was a member of the American Legion Post #13 and Gresham Presbyterian Church. In his free time he enjoyed gardening, baseball, rodeos, construction and tinkering. He especially enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. Omer passed away on March 14, 2017 in Utica, Nebraska at the age of 90 years, 11 months, and 6 days. He is survived by his sons, David (June) Rucker, Sacramento, California, Lonnie (Linda) Rucker, Middleburg, Florida, Roger (Theo) Rucker, Utica, Nebraska, Robert Rucker (fiancé, Deb Himbaugh), Wood River, Nebraska; daughters, Omelea (Dale) Knuth, Seward, Nebraska, Deanna (Todd) Bailey, Pratt, Kansas; grandchildren, Mary Rucker, Rancho Cordova, California, Christina Rucker,Rancho Cordova, California, Michelle (Vincent) Elliott, Marion, Illinois, Lonnie (Diane) Rucker II, Scranton, Pennsylvania, Christel (Alan) Barth, Utica, Nebraska, Aaron (Amber) Rucker, Seward, Nebraska, Stacey (Josh) Van Pelt, Lincoln, Nebraska, Sabrina Dutkanicz, Temple, Texas, Samantha Rucker (friend, Will Collins), Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Jeffrey Knuth (friend, Janet Schaefer) Wichita, Kansas, Rachel Knuth (fiancé Mike Unger), Derby, Kansas, Paige Bailey, Pratt, Kansas, Jackson Bailey, Pratt, Kansas, Matthew Robinson, Sacramento, California, Justin Robinson, Fullerton, Nebraska; great grandchildren, Kyllie Rucker, Cassie Rucker, Nathan and Mason Rucker, Harlee and Rylee Barth, Emerson, Charlotte, and Tyson Rucker, Grayson and Skylar Dutkanicz, Abigail Robinson, Kale Robinson; and special friend, Pat Chapman. Omer was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Elizabeth Rucker; wife, Melva Rucker; brothers and sisters-in-law, Philip and Mary Rucker, Stanley and Marilyn Rucker, Ivan and Sylvia Rucker.

Omer Rucker

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