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RUCKER, Lois June (Triggs) Strong --- 1932-2011

TRIGGS, BUTTS, RUCKER, STRONG, BILLMEYER, DAHBURA, BRIETBECK

Posted By: IA GenWeb Volunteer
Date: 10/21/2011 at 19:11:52

L. June Rucker

Lois June (Triggs) Rucker died at her home in Senoia, GA Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at the age of 79. She was known by her middle name, June, and was formerly of Waukon and Decorah.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 25 at First United Methodist Church in Decorah, with Rev. Michael Carey officiating. Inurnment will be at Phelps Cemetery, Decorah. Visitation will be from 3-6 p.m. Sunday, July 24 at Fjelstul Funeral Home in Decorah and Monday one hour before the service at the church.
June was born June 16, 1932 in Martinsburg, WV. She was the daughter of Charles Bates Triggs and Clara Isabelle Butts. June’s parents died when she was eight years old and she was raised in an orphanage in Jefferson County, WV called The Haven.
She graduated from Shepherd College with a degree in teaching. She taught school one year in Summit Point, WV, one year in Dubuque, and 32 years as a second grade teacher in Waukon. While living in Waukon, she also taught Sunday school in the Methodist and Lutheran churches.
June was married twice. She married her first husband, Robert Strong, April 15, 1957, in Dubuque, and he passed away May 21, 1995 in Waukon. June married her second husband, Robert Z. Rucker, February 14, 2000 in Decorah.
June enjoyed traveling. She and Robert Rucker often took trips, visiting sites from the East Coast to the West Coast. In April, 2009, June and her husband moved to Senoia, GA to live with their daughter.
June is survived by her husband, Robert Rucker; her two sisters, Nancy (Jacques) Billmeyer of Winchester, VA and Mary (Abby) Dahbura of Hagertown, MD; her three step-children, Kenneth Rucker of LeRoy, MN and his ex-wife Yvette Rucker of Rochester, MN, Russell (Elena) Rucker of Orfordville, WI, and L. Jill (Jonathan) Rennie of Senoia, GA; ten step-grandchildren, Benjamin Rucker, Sarah Rucker, Andrew Rucker, Rebecca Rucker, Natasha Grandhi, Jaykumar Grandhi, Dylan Corrales, Zabrina Corrales, Alexander Rucker and Nicholas Rucker; and three step-great-grandchildren, Sakura Rucker, Mizuki Rucker and Reina Rucker.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband; three brothers, Garnet Triggs, Glenn Triggs and Norman Triggs; and one sister, Rebekah Brietbeck.
Fjelstul Funeral Home of Decorah assisted the family with arrangements.

The Waukon Standard, July 20, 2011

Phelps Cemetery, Decorah, Iowa
 

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