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Donald "Don" Ruggles

September 19, 1958 ~ April 28, 2021 (age 62)


Donald “Don” Leslie Ruggles, age 62, of McCook, NE passed away surrounded by family on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at Kearney Regional Hospital in Kearney, NE.

Don was born September 19, 1958 in McCook to parents Leslie Thomas and Donna Mae (Berry) Ruggles.  He was one of three children born to this union.  Don attended school at Republican Valley, graduating with the Class of 1976. 

On January 22, 1984, Don married the love of his life, Theresa Jane (Orvis) Ruggles in Las Vegas, NV.  The couple was blessed with four children. 

Don enjoyed a life of farming, trucking and most of all, family.  He especially enjoyed the many family trips to the Mid-West as well as several trips to Cancun and an Alaskan cruise. His hobbies included coyote hunting with a good set of greyhounds, golfing and drumming with McCook Christian worship teams where he was also a member.  Don served on the HRW Irrigation Board and was a past member of the McCook Elk’s Club.  He was an avid sports fan, he himself played town team basketball and enjoyed supporting his children’s and grandchildren’s many events over the years.       

Don was preceded in death by his parents; two brother in laws, Jim Bobinmyer and Doug Hauxwell; niece, Kathy Hauxwell-Emrich; and two infant nephews.

Those left to celebrate his life include his wife, Theresa Ruggles of McCook; children, Luke (Leah) Ruggles and Landon (Hailey) Ruggles, all of WaKeeney, KS, Lesley (fiancée Adam Kruger) Ruggles of Omaha, NE and Lauren (Clayton) Skolout of McCook; five grandchildren, Kaiden, Krayton, Kristen, Camlyn and Paisyn; as well as numerous extended family members and lifelong friends. 

Visitation with family greeting friends will be held from 5 to 7 PM on Sunday, May 2, 2021 at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home, McCook

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30AM on Monday, May 3, 2021 at McCook Christian Church with Pastor’s Kyle Dellevoet and Clark Bates officiating.

Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, McCook.

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Visitation with Family Present to Greet Friends
May 2, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home
305 West C Street
McCook, NE 69001

Funeral Service
May 3, 2021

10:30 AM
McCook Christian Church
507 West B St
McCook, NE 69001

May 3, 2021

Memorial Park Cemetery
W J St & 14th St, McCook, NE 69001
McCook, NE 69001


In Don's name, to be designated at a later date
c/o Carpenter Breland Funeral Home, 305 West C Street, PO Box 605, McCook NE 69001

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