Chad Michael Rucker | Obituary

Chad Michael Rucker

Chad Michael Rucker, 43, of Pekin, formerly of Valmeyer, died Sunday, May 24, 2015, at 2:17 p.m., at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

He was born September 29, 1971, in Farmington, Mo., the son of the late Monty Rucker Sr and Patricia Farmer Brown.

Chad is survived by his brother, Monty (Laura) Rucker Jr. of Highland; sister, Lura (Ben) Butler of Valmeyer; special friend, Joni Waybright; nine nephews and six nieces.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his maternal grandparents, Melvin (Buck) Jamison and Teresa Jamison; and one uncle, Kevin Farmer.

Cremation rites will be accorded.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude.

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Andrea F.D. Saathoff

Andrea is a graduate of Gibault High School and the University of Missouri School of Journalism, the University of Missouri Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville College of Education. She lives in Columbia with her husband and their twin toddler sons. When she isn't cheering on St. Louis Cardinals baseball or riding the emotional roller coaster of Mizzou Tigers football, she enjoys attending and participating in the many family events the county has to offer. email:
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