David E. Ruckman, 89 of Hazleton, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 at The Waters of Princeton.

He was born Nov. 13, 1923 in Patoka to Otis and Eva Mae (Turpin) Ruckman, both deceased.

He lived in the area his entire life and was a retired butcher after having worked for 36 years at Emge Packing Co. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army during WW II.

He is survived by 2 daughters, Cindy (Alvin) Peach of Princton and Sandy (Terry) Keehn of Patoka; 6 grandchildren, Michael (Roxanne) Peach, Chasity (Aaron) Morris, Shannon (Ben) Wilson, Josh White (fiancee’ Dana Marley), Rachael (J J) Johnson and Nathan (Ally) Keehn; 12 great grandchildren; and special friends, Dan and Joy Peach.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ella E. “Jean” Ruckman on Nov. 22, 2011.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Patoka, with Rev. William Morris and Rev. Tony Friedman officiating. Burial will follow.

Visitation will be from 4 – 8 p.m. Saturday at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton. Family and friends will gather at the funeral home on Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. Military rites will be held at the cemetery by Retired Military Veterans.