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Remembering My Dad

Posted on December 23, 2009 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

About half past noon on Sunday, December 6, my father took his last breath. That was seventeen days ago. I miss him.

 

In fact, I’ve missed Dad for a while. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s related dementia six years ago, at the age of 61. Already in middle-stage at diagnosis, Dad had the early onset form of Alzheimer's. It progressed quickly.

 

Most people don’t know the reality of living with dementia until it strikes...

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My Father's Obituary

Posted on December 23, 2009 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

William (Bill) Ruckert, Jr., a lifelong resident of La Grange, Texas, died Sunday, December 6, 2009, after a lengthy illness. He was 67.

 

A graveside service was held Wednesday, December 9, at 2:00 p.m., at the La Grange City Cemetery. Pastor Joel Rumbaugh of Bethel Baptist Church officiated.

 

Bill Ruckert, Jr., was born in La Grange on July 23, 1942, to Bill Ruckert, Sr. and Albina (Polasek) Ruckert. He married Hattie Rose Kucera in Brazoria, Texas, ...

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