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William "Eddie" Ruff

June 23, 1965 ~ July 29, 2021 (age 56)


William Edward "Eddie" Ruff, 56, of Rising Sun, IN (formerly of Fairfield, OH) passed away at 4:00 AM, Thursday, July 29th, 2021 at St. Elizabeth Dearborn in Lawrenceburg, IN. Eddie was born in Nashville, TN on June 23, 1965, a son of the late Edna Ruth (Green) Ruff and Garland Edward Ruff. He was a graduate of Fairfield High School, Class of 1984. Eddie went on to attend Miami University in Oxford, OH. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. Eddie was employed at Rees Harps in Rising Sun, IN where he worked as a luthier, a skilled craftsman that builds and repairs stringed instruments. He was the beloved husband of Colleen May (Lainhart) Ruff. They were married on March 13, 2002 in Las Vegas, NV. He enjoyed the outdoors and loved to go fishing. Eddie was a very intelligent man with a free thinking spirit and will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Eddie is survived by his loving wife, Colleen Ruff, of Rising Sun, IN; by two sons, Michael and Josh Ruff, both of Florida; by a step daughter, Misty Ward (Matthew), of Fairfield, OH; by a step son, Chris Neal, of Mason, OH and by six grandchildren. Eddie is also survived by a sister, Pam Howell (Glen), of Fairfield, OH and a brother, Dennis Ruff (Janice), of St. Cloud, FL.  A celebration of Eddie's life will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations in honor of Eddie may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or to the Shriners Hospitals for Children. Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun, IN serving the family.

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