Douglas Ruddy Sr.

Posted Online: Nov. 25, 2012, 3:54 pm
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Douglas H. Ruddy Sr., 90, of Davenport, died Nov. 19, 2012.
Services will be private. Burial will be at Rock Island National Cemetery. Arrangements are by Runge, Davenport.
Doug was born Dec. 10, 1921, in Coon Rapids, Iowa. He married Marjorie Anderson May 28, 1949. She died Oct. 5, 2005.
Surviving are his sons, Douglas (Karen) Ruddy Jr., Davenport, and David (Monica) Ruddy, West Branch, Iowa.; four grandchildren, Jessica, Katelyn, Bryanna and Claire; a great-grandson, Camden; and sister, Jean Ruddy, Davenport.


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