Mervin L. Ruff (1925 - 2015)


Mervin L. Ruff, 89, of Altamont, died on Sunday morning, Feb. 1, 2015, at Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center in Davenport, Fla.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at St. Paul "Blue Point" Lutheran Church in rural Altamont, with the Rev. David Speers officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery, with military rites accorded by Gieseking-Schwerdtfeger VFW Post 7676 of Altamont. Visitation was to be held from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday and one hour prior to services on Thursday, both at the church. Gieseking Funeral Home in Altamont was in charge of arrangements. Memorials: St. Paul Modernizing Fund, or donor's choice. Online condolences may be shared at
Mr. Ruff was born on Sunday, Aug. 30, 1925, in rural Strasburg, the son of Louis and Ida Rincker Ruff. He married Alice Martin on Jan. 8, 1950, at Evangelical United Brethern Church in Westervelt; she died on Feb. 18, 2005. He married Oma Siddens Engeljohn on Sept. 24, 2005.
Survivors include his wife; sons, David Ruff and his wife Kathryn, and Scott Ruff, both of Altamont; and daughters, Lynn and her husband Gary Wachtel of Altamont, Karen and her husband Mark Liset of Lemont, and Heidi and her husband Darren Siebert of Turlock, Calif.
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Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home
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Brownstown, IL 62418
(618) 427-3344
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Published in The Leader-Union from Feb. 3 to Feb. 11, 2015
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