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Mike Ruger

James Michael "Mike" Ruger, 67, passed away Saturday, May 10, at his residence due to complications from Shingles.


He was born August 13, 1940, in Richmond, the son of Raymond "Pickle" and Margaret "Irish" Bair Ruger. He was a 1958 graduate of Richmond High School and attended business college. He served in the National Guard and was a member of American Legion Post 315 in Richmond. He was a former employee of AVCO and owner of Larkie's Bar. He was an over the road truck driver for over 20 years and enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family.


Mike will be missed by his wife, the former Ella Phenis, to whom he was married July 27, 1989, daughters Raelynn Brand, of Woodstock, Georgia, Connie Davis, of Archer, Florida and Anita Fowler, of Richmond, sons Martin Ruger, of Richmond, Terry Smith, Shawn Smith and Curtis Smith, all of Richmond and Duane Burton, of New Castle, brother, Frederick "Fritz" Ruger and his wife, Janie, of Richmond, 17 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and nephews Jason Ruger and Eric Ruger.


Mike was preceded in death by his father in 1981, his mother in 1997, daughter, Wenonah Miller in 2002, son, Michael Ruger in 1983 and granddaughter, Michelle Ruger in 2007.


A funeral ceremony will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Elkhorn Cemetery.


Family and friends may gather for visitation from 4-8 pm on Tuesday, May 13, at the funeral home.


Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Help the Animals Inc., 2101 West Main Street, Richmond, Indiana 47374.


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Guestbook

my best wishes to you Aunt Ella Mom says the same miss you all.

don reece May 13 2008 12:00 AM

I'm sorry for your loss. I am out of town and unable to attend. I have many memories of Mike when we were growing up. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Gary

Gary Wiggans May 12 2008 12:00 AM

Ellie and Family, so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. He was a great neighbor and he will be missed by many. Take Care and if there is anything we can do do not hesitate to call. Love, Jayma & Family

Jayma Randolph May 12 2008 12:00 AM

All our thoughts and prayers go out to you Ellie and all your family. We know that Mike will be sadly missed!

Ronnie and LeAnn Grubbs May 12 2008 12:00 AM

I was so sorry to hear of Mikes Passing, He and Charlie were great friends, and went hunting together many times.My condolences to the family, Jan

Mrs. Charles (Janet) Wallace May 12 2008 12:00 AM

Fritz,

My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family in this time of loss of your brother.

Dean

Dean Scammahorn May 12 2008 12:00 AM

Ellie and family, my heart goes out to you as you have all had to face so much recently. I am grateful Mike is no longer in pain, but your pain is in the present and I am sending all of you a huge hug. Cousin, Donna Statler

Donna Statler May 12 2008 12:00 AM

I'M VERY SORRY TO HER ABOUT THE LOST OF YOUR HUSBAND. MAY GOD SEE YOU THRU THIS. IF THERE IS ANY THING I CAN DUE PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL
LOVE
AUNT IVA

AUNT IVA May 12 2008 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear of Mike's passing. He will be missd by all of us.

Hoover Family May 12 2008 12:00 AM