Elwood Ray Ruckle

Whittemore, Michigan
November 24, 1928 - April 21, 2020


According to Elwood's wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date and will be announced. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com

Obituary Notice

Elwood Ray Ruckle, age 91, of Whittemore, Michigan passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2020 surrounded by his family at home.

Elwood was born November 24, 1928 in Whittemore, Michigan to the late Cecil Elwood and Almena Dawn (Horton) Ruckle. He attended and graduated from Whittemore High School. On February 23, 1954 Elwood enlisted in the United States ARMY, and proudly served until his honorable discharge on February 23, 1956. Elwood returned to Whittemore to run the family farm and married Eva Marie Graves on September 22, 1956 at Hale First United Methodist Church. Together the couple began raising their children, Ronda, Susan, Carla, and Kelby. Elwood enjoyed his farming at Ruckle Farms, retiring in 1991. He was a member of the Whittemore-Prescott School Board, the Iosco County Fair Board, MMPA Local and Cloverland Co-op.

Elwood is survived by his loving wife, Eva; children, Ronda "Ronnie" (John) Heydon, Susan Ruckle, and Kelby (Kelly) Ruckle; grandchildren, Alicia (Kelly) Sawielski, Tom (Shae) Heydon, Kaylee Bernard, Stanley (Heather) Matuszak, Madison (Kyle) Dubs, Adaline (Jamie) Balbaugh, and Brody Ruckle; great grandchildren, Sophya, Amelya, Jaxson, Grayson, and Kaydyn; numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Elwood was preceded in death by a daughter, Carla Matuszak; two brothers, Gerald and Robert, and two sisters, Lula and Mavis.

According to Elwood's wishes cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held at a later date and will be announced. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com


So sorry to hear of Elwood's passing. Our Prayers and thoughts are with the family.
Our deepest Sympathy.
— Bill & Lorraine Gibson
Prayers for the whole family that you will feel God's presence, His peace and His comfort. I truly did love Elwood and even though he tried to act tough, he was one of the best "bosses" I could have ever asked for. Love to you all!
— Ed Crainer
Sue, so sorry to hear about your dad. I recently lost mine too. So hard to lose our fathers.
— Penny Warner
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the family at this time. May you all feel Gods presence at this time.
— Julia Bellor
My condolences to the family. Elwood and his brother Bob along with George Erickson were great supporters of the fair and 4H.
Tom Smith
— Tom Smith
Eva and family...I'm so sorry to hear of Elwood's passing. My deepest condolences and my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time
— Marie Denstedt
So sorry to hear it. God bless and comfort the family.
— Dave Ryan
My condolences goes to you and your family RIP Elwood
— Raleigh Ostrander
My condolences Eva and family. Elwood was good man, he is in Heaven looking down on his family sporting a big smile. That is what I remember about him, his big smile. God Bless.
— Sondra & Richard Ostrander
Elwood was a true gentleman and a man I deeply respected. Our thoughts and prayers are sent to the entire family.
— Arnie and Debbie Engster
Sorry to hear of Elwood's passing, always enjoyed working with him at the ASCS office. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. RIP Elwood.
— June Scott

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