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Glenn Rucker

Friday, September 5, 2008

Glenn Allen Rucker, age 49, of Caseyville Township, Ill., born Jan. 24, 1959, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008, in his home. Glenn and the former Lisa Loraine Deraas, formerly of Bottineau, N.D. married Aug. 5, 1992. Glenn served in the US Air Force as a personnel craftsman retiring in 1996. He then continued work in Civil Service personnel, relocating to Scott AFB in the fall of 2007, from Kadena Air Base, Japan. Glenn was a Star Trek fan and enjoyed spending his free time relaxing with his family, watching science fiction or Discovery channel. He collected classic comic books and was a loving husband and supportive father. He liked to play sports, both as a child and an adult. He read his Bible daily and valued his family and his faith.

Glenn was preceded in death by his brother Gary Rucker and his father Luther L. Rucker; his parents-in-law, Maurice and Loraine Deraas and sister-in-law Mary Lynn Deraas.

He is survived by his wife, Lisa Rucker and sons, Bryson and Devin, all of Caseyville; sisters, Teresa Rucker, of Kennett, and Annette Williams, of Kansas City, Kan.; mother, Billie Faye McClinton, of Kansas City, Kan.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ronald Deraas, of Bottineau, Nancy Christenson, of Bismarck, N.D., Kenneth Deraas, of Bismarck, JoAnne Cushing, of Brookings, S.D., Robert Deraas, of Fargo, N.D., Maureen Fischer, of Nevis, Minn., and Duane Deraas of Cavalier, N.D.

Glenn Rucker
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 5 Schiber Ct., Maryville, IL 62062.

Condolences may be extended to the family by visiting www.wfh-ofallon.com.

Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, at Wolfersberger Funeral Home Chapel in O'Fallon, Ill., with Rev. Christian Boyd officiating. A reception will immediately follow the service and the family will receive friends at the funeral home until 6:30 p.m.

Arrangements entrusted to Wolfersberger Funeral Home, O'Fallon, Ill.

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