Louise Ruckriegel
Louise Ruckriegel
  • March 5, 1927 - October 8, 2017
  • Clayton, North Carolina

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Louise Pearl Holder Ruckriegel, 90, of Clayton, NC, passed away on October 8th, 2017 peacefully at her home after a brief illness.

Louise was born in Indianapolis, Indiana to Roy and Pearl Holder on March 5th, 1927 and grew up in Monroe County, KY. She married Hilbert (Rocky) Ruckriegel in 1950 and had three children.

She worked as an accountant for the State of Florida at three state-supported universities and retired from the University of South Florida in 1990 as an Accountant IV.

She loved her church family at Holy Cross Lutheran Church and her friends at the Rockin’ Comet Shiny Diner, in Clayton, NC.

Louise is survived by her daughters Linda Ruckriegel of Columbia S.C. and Cindy Blackwell, husband Terry, of Clayton, N.C.; daughter-in-law Margeret Ruckriegel of Celina, TX; four grandchildren, Shawn and Brian Marthiljohni, Ian Ruckriegel, Matthew Blackwell and six great-grandchildren.

Louise was preceded in death by her husband Rocky and her son, Colonel John Ruckriegel (USMC ret).

Funeral services will be held 2 pm on Saturday, October 21st, 2017 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Clayton, NC. A private service for interment will follow in Greenwood, Indiana.

The family would like to thank Community Home Care & Hospice of Clayton and Doctors Making House Calls of Durham for their loving care of Louise in her final days.

Memorials may be given to the Wounded Warrior Project.