Gerald F. "Jerry" Ruder

Gerald F. “Jerry” Ruder, 83, Plainville, died Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in Plainville.

He was born Dec. 6, 1936, in rural Rooks County to Leo and Bridget (Bieker) Ruder.

He married Sonja Ruder on Dec. 28, 1960, in Plainville.

Survivors include his wife, Hays; two daughters, Jacqueline Leikam, Hays and Bridget Cersovsky, Amarillo, Texas.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Plainville; burial in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Plumer Overlease Funeral Home, Plainville and from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church.

A vigil and Knights of Columbus rosary will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

Memorials are suggested to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sacred Heart Catholic School, Knights of Columbus, or Masses, in care of the funeral home.

Condolences can be sent to the family at

Posted online on September 14, 2020