Obituary for Robert B. Rucinski

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It is with heavy heart that we announce the passing of our Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather. He has finally pulled into the Great Truckstop in the sky.
Robert B. Rucinski, 86, of La Crosse passed away Thursday, December 13, 2018 at home. He was born in Minneapolis, MN. on February 24, 1932 to Bernard and Alice (Friis) Rucinski. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He married Mary Elliott on June 23, 1956.
Dad loved his career as an over the road truck driver. His many stories entertained all who would listen. A gruff man on the exterior, those who knew him intimately saw a gentler side and a soft heart. We will miss his many original phrases and wit.
Robert is survived by his loving wife, Mary; two daughters, Marsha (Philip) Piggott of Peru, IN. and Connie (John) Schultz of La Crosse: Two sons, Christopher (Elizabeth) Rucinski of Rice Lake WI. And Bernard Rucinski of La Crosse; ten grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren; wonderful friend and cousin Glenn Friis; and his faithful companion Chester.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister; Alice Rucinski and baby brother Bernard Rucinski.
A memorial visitation will be held on Friday, December 21, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dickinson Family Funeral Home, 809 Gillette Street, La Crosse.
In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated.
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