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Glen Rucker

August 16, 1926 ~ May 15, 2017 (age 90)

Glen Rucker, 90, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away Monday, May 15, 2017, at Miller’s Health and Rehab in La Porte surrounded by his family. 

He was born August 16, 1926 in La Porte, Indiana to John and Sophie (Jankowski) Rucker and was a lifelong La Portean.  

Glen was a talented athlete, graduating from La Porte High School in 1944 after competing in the ISHAA Basketball championship.  He later attended Valparaiso University.  He served his country in the Navy during WWII.  He was a member of PNA, Union Mills Conservation Club, past president of La Porte Old Timers Association and a frequent visitor to “Ye Olde Pipe Shoppe”.  Glen retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1988 and enjoyed his retirement fully.

On May 28, 1949, Glen married Jacqueline (Severs) and together they celebrated 44 years of marriage before her passing in 1993.

Surviving are his seven children, Rebecca (Tom) Stupeck, Marcia (Dave) Shannon, Lisa (Matt) Bennett, Janet (Les) Robertson, Jeff (Mary) Rucker, Merry Rucker and Gina (Tim) Teets, nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one brother Franklin.  

Glen was an ardent La Porte Slicer fan and loved to participate in and watch live sports of all kinds.  He loved to fish and hunt and was known for his generosity and good humor.  He always had a smile on his face and a joke and a sucker to share.  

A celebration of Glen’s life will be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday, May 26, 2017, with a prayer at 7 p.m., at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana. 

Memorial contributions in Glen’s memory may be made to the La Porte High School Athletic Department.

Please share memories and condolences with the family at esslingfuneralhome.com.

 


 Service Information

Visitation
Friday
May 26, 2017

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Inc, Essling Chapel
1117 Indiana Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350

Prayer Service
Friday
May 26, 2017

7:00 PM
Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Inc, Essling Chapel
1117 Indiana Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350


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