James Ruder

James Raymond Ruder, 78, Owensville, died Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, at St. Anthony’s Medical Center in St., Louis.

He was born Nov. 2, 1939, to Raymond and Willadee (Baird) Ruder, in St. Louis.

He was united in marriage to Constance Mae King, July 7, 1972, at Fee Fee Baptist Church in Bridgeton.

James served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a driver for RC Cola Company.

He was preceded in death by parents, Raymond and Willadee; and wife, Constance.

He is survived by daughters, Kim Rivera and husband Mike and Kayrn Tunnicliff and husband Thomas, all of Fenton, Donna Courtney and husband Donald of Wentzville and Joanne Grannemann and husband James of Owensville; grandchildren, Nicholas and Lauren Rivera, Justin and Alexandria Tunnicliff, Danielle Zaneta and Angelia Aspen Dolan, Jacquelin and Daniel Courtney; and great-grandson, Thomas L. Bumford.

His body was donated to science and no services are planned at this time.

Arrangements entrusted to Gottenstroeter Funeral Home, Owensville.