Graveside services for Nelson Duane Ruger, 85, West Plains, Missouri, will be Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at the Elk Creek Cemetery, Howell County, Missouri, with Pastor Dale Brown officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.
He was born the son of the late Vernon Ruger and Anna Hicks Ruger, on January 23, 1931 in Kingston, Pennsylvania and died July 15, 2016 in West Plains, Missouri.
He was united in marriage November 10, 1953 in Tunkhanock, Pennsylvania to Barbara Sands.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Sands Ruger, of the home, West Plains, Missouri; three sons, Gene Ruger and wife Patsy, and Dale Ruger, all of West Plains, Missouri, and Allen Ruger and wife Debbie of Ceres, California; seven grandchildren and step grandchildren, and several great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents Vernon Ruger and Anna Hicks Ruger.
He attended the Elk Creek Presbyterian Church in Howell County, Missouri. He was well known by his friends as Duane Ruger, the wood man.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Elk Creek Cemetery and can be left at Carter Funeral Home, Iinc., West Plains.