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Valhalla-Gaerdner-Holten Funeral Home and Valhalla Gardens

3412 Frank Scott Pkwy West, Belleville, IL

OBITUARY

Lore Dina Ruff

May 3, 1929October 13, 2019
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Lore Dina (Ding) Ruff went to join our Lord Jesus on Sunday, October 13, 2019. Lore was born in Mannheim, Germany on May 3, 1929 to the late Herman and Hilda (Bauer) Ding. Lore was a devout member of Jerusalem Lutheran Church of Collinsville, IL where she was a member of the Dorcus Society. She was also a member of the German Liederkranz Singing Society where she enjoyed singing, the AARP and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE). Lore came to the United States in 1953 and became a citizen in 1957. She traveled with her husband on his military assignments to Italy and back to her birth country of Germany. She and her husband have been residents of Fairview Heights. IL since 1973 Lore worked as a secretary for many years and retired from civil service in 1995. Surviving are her husband Charles M. Ruff; sons. Roland (Carole)Michael Huffman and Norbert (Julie) William Huffman; niece, Jutta (Ding) Werle (Peter) and several great nieces and nephews. Lore was preceded in death by her brother, Herman (Christa) Michael Ding and niece, Angelika (Ding) Effler. Visitation: Friends may visit on Friday October 18, 2019 from 5-7 p.m. at Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, 3412 Frank Scott Parkway W, Belleville, IL, 62223. Funeral Service: Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, 3412 Frank Scott Parkway W, Belleville, IL, 62223 at 7 PM.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, October 18, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, October 18, 2019

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Gene Wiggins Narfe Chap 1019

October 16, 2019

Sorry For Your Loss. Please accept this electronic message in lieu of a Sympathy Card. Local National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) volunteers provide help in reporting the death of any federal civilian retiree or a retiree’s spouse to proper authorities. They will explain the process as needed and if requested, can report the death to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM 888-767-6738) for you. They can also assist in filling out claim forms for survivor benefits and life insurance You may call either of our Service Officers, Jim Haley at 618 795-5174 or Dean Hemmer at 618 233-3819. If unable to reach either, you may call Gene Wiggins at 618 566-7980.

Mary Adams

October 15, 2019

She was the Heart and Strength of this Family. We Love You Very much and you will be greatly missed. We Love You ,
All Your Nieces and Nephews .

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