RUECKLE, William F. 95, of Bridgeport, died Sunday, December 30, 2012, at East Ohio Regional Hospital Martins Ferry. He was born October 10, 1917, in Bridgeport, a son of the late Chris and Margaret (Woods) Rueckle.
He was retired from United Ohio Valley Dairy in Martins Ferry, and also a retired school bus driver for the Martins Ferry School System. A life time member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Bridgeport, he graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1938. He also was a veteran of WWII in the US Army.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife Dorothy (Hall) Rueckle, and a son, Kent E. Rueckle.
Bill is survived by his grandchildren, Chris Rueckle and his wife, Karen of Bethlehem, and Robin Blatt and her husband, Bryan of Martins Ferry; great-grandchildren, Carissa and Cierra Rueckle, and Tristen Blatt; a daughter-in-law, Jane Rueckle.
Friends and family are invited to a celebration of Bill's life on Wednesday January 2, 2013, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home 920 National Road Brookside, and then on Thursday, January 4, 2013, from 10 until time of service at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church National Road Bridgeport, with Rev. Karen Torrez officiating.
Interment in Holly Memorial Gardens Pleasant Grove.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 65381 National Road, Bridgeport, OH 43912.