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Loueen M. Ruckert, 97, of Rockford, went to be with Jesus on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Born on May 7, 1921, in Rockford, the daughter of Godfrey and Segree (Pierson) Johnson. She married Edward Ruckert on November 27, 1937, in Rock Island, IL. He predeceased her in 1995. Loueen was a former member of Tabor Lutheran Church and attended Salem Lutheran Church. She devoted her life to her family. Loueen was a prayer warrior for her family. She was a part of Rosa Regina Church circle at Tabor Lutheran. Loueen enjoyed knitting, crocheting, reading, cooking, playing cards, and traveling. She visited Sweden for her 85th birthday. She also was a prodigious letter writer and loved to send cards.
Survived by her children, Bruce (Dee) Ruckert of Kissimmee, FL, Ginny Jackson and Jeanelle (Dave) Allen both of Rockford; grandchildren, Deanna Chevchuc, Tami (Greg) Bopp, Scott Spielman, Troy Ruckert, Christina (Mike) Calacci, and Courtney Allen; great-grandchildren, Douglas & Steven Bopp, Taylor, Alex, Luke & Adam Calacci, and Nicole & Nathan Chevchuc; and great-great-grandchildren, Kobe Dorta and Kycen Chevchuc. A special thanks to Janet & John Bailey and Denny & Marie Johnson for the extra love and support they gave Aunt Ween. Predeceased by her parents; daughter, Marcella Curatolo (June 2018); granddaughter, Dawn; sister, Gloria Johnson; niece, Janet Bailey; daughter-in-law, Mary Ruckert; and sons-in-laws, John Curatolo & Steve Jackson.
Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 in Salem Lutheran Church, 1629 S. 6th St, Rockford. Visitation will be held from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service in the church. Burial in Cedar Bluff Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Samaritan's Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.

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  1. Darlene Glenn

    I just found out that Loueen passed away, and want to express my sincere condolences to her family. I spoke with her sometime this past summer, she sounded weak but we had a lovely conversation. Loueen and my father Earl Anderson were first cousins. My memory of her goes back to the 1930's when Janet, Marcie, my sister Sharon and I were the only young children at family get togethers. Loueen was an important part of my life growing up. We had a large family and wonderful family gatherings in those days. Loueen was wonderful when it came to sending cards with lovely notes in her beautiful handwriting. To this day I have saved many of them. Because I live in Indianapolis I didn't see her very often, but the times we were together, I enjoyed my time with her. I wish someone would have notified me of her passing, as I would have liked to acknowledged it. My condolences to her family at this sad time.

  2. Frani Bopp

    Grandma Ruckert was one of a kind, gentle but strong! She will be missed! May she rest in peace in the arms of Jesus!

  3. Marge & Judy Johnson

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of Loueen. We hope your sweet memories of her will carry you through the sadness of the loss. We too loved Loueen and will miss her dearly.

  4. Linda Houghton

    Ginny, Sending my sympathies & prayers knowing your mother is now at peace. Her legacy will truly be remembered through you & your family. Love, Linda


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