Donald L. "Donnie" Ruff

  • "Deeply sorry about Donnie's passing. He was always kind and..."
    - Lisa Lundstrom
  • "My heartfelt sorrow that Uncle Donnie has passed. He was a..."
    - JoAnne Concidine
  • "We are so sorry to hear of your loss."
    - Jack and Julie Dorsey and family
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    - Joan Johnson Clay
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    - Jon Cashmore

Ruff, Donald L. "Donnie" 73, of Wadsworth was born with his twin sister Diane on August 5, 1940 in Waukegan to the late Donald F. and Clara "Tot" (nee Hook) Ruff, and passed away December 12, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. Don was a lifelong resident of Wadsworth and a graduate of Warren High School, Class of 1958. While at Warren, Don earned membership in the National Athletic Scholarship Society. After graduation Don attended Evanston Business College and College of Advanced Traffic in Chicago. He worked for OMC in Waukegan, retiring in 1992 with thirty-two years of service. His military service was with 2nd Civil Affairs, 6th Special Forces Group, Ft. Bragg, NC where he received the Certificate of Achievement Award. Don enjoyed bowling and dancing and in his senior years enjoyed the casinos with his sister Diane and her husband Bill. The Bears were his favorite team. Don was the loving brother of Diane L. (William) Clinge; cherished uncle of Bill "Wilbur" (Donna) Clinge, Kevin "Cal" Clinge and Lori (Jim) Wilder; great-uncle of Travis, Tera (David), Brandon, Cal, Cailynn, Ashley (Ben), Alex, Alysse; and great-great uncle of Cailey, David and Luke. Visitation will be Monday, December 16, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Marsh Funeral Home, 305 N. Cemetery Road, Gurnee where funeral service will be held Tuesday, December 17 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be in Ascension Cemetery. Memorials can be made to St. Patrick Church, 15000 Wadsworth Road, Wadsworth, IL, Newport Volunteer Fire Department or the Newport Historical Society. Funeral info 847-336-0127 or

Published in News Sun from Dec. 14 to Dec. 20, 2013
Donald L. Ruff
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