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John Orlan Ruff

August 26, 1940 - April 21, 2018


Mardell Dockendorf Family

Corsica, SD

Our deepest sympathy to the family

Jesse Ziebart

Deadwood, SD

My sweet, dear, Kathy - I just want you to know that I care about you and your family and that I am so very, very sorry to hear about your husband, John. Sending you all prayers and love, Jesse

John & Linda Dubbelde


Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.

Carrie Ackerman

Sturgis, SD

Kathy, Jodi and families - My deepest sympathy at this sad and difficult time. May you find some comfort and peace in happy memories.

Randall Hornback


BLACKHILLS Sorry to hear about my friend John.I was a janitor at the lodge and have on quite a few occasions to talk to him.What a great friendly guy and it was a privilege to know him!

Beverly Bamberg

Madison, South Dakota

I am Orlan's first cousin and God mother. Orlan's mom was my dad's sister. I was so sorry to hear of his death. I want you to know that I send my deepest sympathy and pray that God holds you close and comforts you during this sad time. I am in a nursing home, so am unable to attend the funeral; but, please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Ray Eggleston

Spearfish, SD

I had the pleasure of knowing John for many years. We were in the Police Academy together in Pierre. Our paths crossed again many years later in Deadwood, where we would visit often. rest in Peace my friend. Until we meet again...