Elwood Ray Ruckle
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
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