Maurice Anthony Ruder passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. He was born on June 13, 1931, in Hays, Kansas. Preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Agnes Ruder, and his wife Frankie Ruder, he is survived by his son, Terry Ruder and his wife Cindi Ruder; and two daughters, Jolene Ruder and Susan Lee, all of Oklahoma City; grandchildren, Angela Stanich and her husband Cliff Stanich of Houston, Texas, Sarah Mattler and her husband Mike Mattler of Mansfield, Texas, Joseph Ruder and his wife Lauren Ruder of Farmington Hills, Michigan, and Jasper Staab of Honolulu, Hawaii; eleven great-grandchildren, Adrienne, Alissa, and Jillian Ruder and Lonni, Charlyt, and Sydni Reich of Farmington Hills, Michigan, Abigail and Madelyn Eskew and James and Tate Mattler of Mansfield, Texas, and Olivia Stanich of Houston, Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Maurice was an outpouring of God's love. His marriage of 57 years to his wife, Frankie, was a joy to behold by all who witnessed their love for one another. He was an incredible father. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the apple of his eye. His home and heart was open to all; he knew no stranger. From the farm to the oilfield, to his own pump and supply business, to Tret-o-lite and Baker Hughes, and, as a retiree, a Wal-Mart greeter, Maurice loved to live and lived to love. He fished, metal detected, played golf, cards, bingo and dominoes. He was a member of the OKC and Epiphany Woodcarvers’ Club. His faith was his life; as a member of Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Church he worked with RCIA and taught religious education. He worked with Birth Choice of Oklahoma, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Hospice, and St. Ann's Nursing Home. He will be missed beyond words. The family is eternally grateful for the compassionate care of St. Ann Retirement Center and the Oklahoma Heart Hospital. Viewing will be Sunday, 11am-9pm at Mercer-Adams Funeral Service, Bethany. A Vigil will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, June 4, 2018, with the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 5, both to be held at Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Church, 7336 W Britton Road, Oklahoma City. Burial will follow at Resurrection Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Maurice Ruder to Birth Choice of Oklahoma, P.O. Box 94533, Oklahoma City, OK 73143, St. Vincent De Paul Society, 7336 West Britton Rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73132 or the Center of Family Love, 635 West Texas Ave, Okarche, OK 73762. To share a memory or condolence, visit