Earl Alfred Ruckdaschel, 80, of Brainerd, passed away Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village. He was born Nov. 4, 1930, in Pillager, Minn., to Harley and Ruby (Wassig). Earl was a mechanic at Mills Ford.
Earl is survived by children, Earl Ruckdaschel Jr., Elliott Ruckdaschel, Deon Stuart and Alvin Stuart; sister, Donna Dally; eight grandchildren; Alex, Brady, Aryel, Brock, Breanna, Denver, Allison and Nicholas.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, John; and sister, Geneva.
Funeral services for Earl will be Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Brainerd. Friends may call Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011, from 5-8 p.m. at Halvorson-Johnson Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church.