Dolores J. Ruckman

  • Born: May 16, 1932
  • Died: July 15, 2019
  • Location: Harlan, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Maplewood Park

4017 Maplecrest Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46815

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family

Dolores J. Ruckman, 87 passed away Monday, July 15, 2019 at Parkview Regional Medical Center of Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was born May 16, 1932 in Antwerp, Ohio to the late Harold J. and Dorothy M. Powell. She was the 1950 class valedictorian of Harlan High School. Dolores was an Avon representative for 10 years. She was a member of Harlan United Methodist Church and she was the church treasurer for 10 years and a caregiver. Dolores loved singing in the church choir, listening to good music, sewing, knitting, gardening, tending her flowers, making Christmas ornaments, baking cookies, preparing food and helping others. Dolores is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, Neil A Ruckman of Harlan, IN; sons Kerry (Tammy) Ruckman of Grabill, IN; Kevin (Nanette) Ruckman of Auburn, IN; Jeffrey (Linda) Ruckman of Butler, IN; daughters Colby J. Lothamer of St. Joe, IN; Meri K (Derek) Brown of Harlan, IN; brother Tommy Powell, of Spencerville, IN; 19 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren. Services will be 5:00 pm Friday, July 19, 2019 at Harlan United Methodist Church, 16434 State Road 37 Harlan, Indiana with calling from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Arrangements by D.O. McComb and Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home 4017 Maplecrest Road Fort Wayne, Indiana, with a private burial in Scipio Cemetery, Harlan, Indiana. Preferred memorials may be made to the Harlan United Methodist Church. To sign the online guestbook go to


Condolence & Memory Journal

The Robert L Jackson family send our sympathy about the loss of your dear Dolores. Our father, (Bob) passed recently, but he always looked forward to the get togethers with Neil and Dolores and the group. Our thoughts and prayers being lifted for your family.

Posted by Family of Bob Jackson - Harlan, IN - friend   August 04, 2019

Frank & Becky are sending prayers too the family. We are very sorry the loss of your wife. Mom. Grandma. Mrs Rickman received her angle wings. God bless you all

Posted by Frank & becky Helmke - Woodburn, IN   July 27, 2019

I was so very sorry to learn of DJs passing. She was an amazing matriarch to her family. My heart, thoughts, prayers and love are with all her friends and family.

Posted by Nikki Brown - Scottsdale, AZ - Family Friend   July 18, 2019

I pray God holds you in his hands, and give you peace and comfort. Sorry for your loss.

Posted by Pamela Ballor - Woodburn, IN   July 18, 2019

To The Ruckman Family,
My thoughts are with all of you at this time. I have always felt that your mom was a very beautiful woman with a very kind heart. Share your memories with each other and celebrate her life to the fullest.
With Love and Friendship,

Posted by Maggie Amstutz-Fiedler - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend   July 17, 2019

So sorry to read of Delores' death My sympathies to Neil and the family.

Posted by Rev, Hugh Rohre - Plaingield, IN   July 17, 2019

Sorry for your loss

Posted by Robert Schaper - Woodburn, IN - Family Friend   July 17, 2019

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