William Joseph Ruff, 85 years young, left us on January 29, 2019 with the same dignity and grace that he lived his life with every day. Born January 10, 1934, he was the 5th child of Carl Joseph and Catherine (McCarthy) Ruff.
He considered himself a very fortunate man, for he had the opportunity to raise two families. He resided in Hometown, Country Club Hills and Crete in Illinois and Lakewood, Littleton, Sedalia and his last residence, Highlands Ranch in Colorado. He was a proud member of the International Bricklayers Union. He enjoyed traveling, camping, and hiking in the beautiful Colorado mountains. But most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years Corrine Mary Ruff (Née Hunz), his children, Susan (Mike) Koch, Deborah (Peter) Teune, Rebecca (Guy) Chipparoni, Lawrence William Ruff, Mark Carl Ruff, Greg Feige, and children Deborah Lucero, Susan Britt, Holly Wagner, Michael (and the late Michelle) Conlon. Grandfather of eighteen and Great-Grandfather of two. Preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Elizabeth, Robert, Catherine and John.
He will be forever in our hearts as we live each day to make him proud.
“Don’t be sad for what you have lost, be grateful that it was once yours.”
Celebration of his life to take place in the summer of 2019.
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