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Clarence Jacob Ruthruff

Honor Mission
Clarence Jacob Ruthruff, Veteran
USA – Vietnam
Shelbina, Missouri – 09-17 and 9-18-20


The family of Clarence Jacob “Butch” Ruthruff, has requested the Patriot Guard Riders to stand a silent and respectful flag line for their loved one.  Mr. Ruthruff served Feb. 1969 to Sept. 1970 in Vietnam as a cook, obtaining the rank of Sergeant. Sgt. Ruthruff earned the National Defense Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.  Mr. Ruthruff enjoyed family, friends and motorcycles. An escort will follow the service to the Missouri Veterans Cemetery Jacksonville, MO.

Staging Time:  4:30 pm

Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home
401 S. Center
Shelbina, Missouri 63468

Ride Captain:

Chris “Wingnut” Raymer
(660) 346-1280

Special Instructions:

Stage:  4:30pm to stake flags and greet the family. Weather is expected to be pleasant, near 70*.  Cage are always welcome. We will follow PGR and CDC guidelines for social distancing.  Masks are encouraged.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water will be provided.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 09-18-20
Staging Time: 10:30 am

Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home
401 S. Center
Shelbina, Missouri 63468

Ride Captain:

Chris “Wingnut” Raymer

Special Instructions:

Stage: at 10:30 AM for ride brief and stake flags for service.  An escort will follow to Jacksonville. Please arrive fueled up for a 40 mile trip. Weather is expected to be sunny, near 60*.  Please adhere to CDC and PGR guidelines for social distancing.  Masks are encouraged.  Cages are always welcome.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: Chris Raymer
Position: Missouri Ride Captain

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7 Comments To "Clarence Jacob Ruthruff"

#1 Comment By GrampyBob On September 16, 2020 @ 4:26 pm

My condolences for the loss of your loved one. Be Proud of your loved one for their service and sacrifices they made to preserve our Country’s Freedom. Stand down and rest in eternal peace,your mission is complete. We now stand for you as you once stood for us.
Live Simply, Love Generously, Care Deeply, Speak Kindly, Leave the rest to God.

USASA M.P. Cpl 59-62
Retired Lt. LEO. 62-92
Ride Captain Patriot Guard
Montgomery City, Mo.
Riding In Memory of My Wife Judy Griffith
Patriot Guard Rider 1/05/2009 5/20/2019
Riding in Honor of my Son:
Mark D. Griffith U.S. Navy Veteran
Riding in Memory of my Uncles:
Mural Griffith U.S. Navy WW ll
Orville Griffith U.S. Army WW ll
Sterling Griffith U,S, Army WW ll
Riding in Memory of My PGR Brothers:
Sfc Mark Schroeder USA PGR Brother and R.C.
Rodney”El Rod”Hale USMC PGR Brother
Ron”I-Candy”Peterson USMC PGR Brother and R.C.

#2 Comment By Jan Watts On September 16, 2020 @ 5:43 pm

From our home to the family and friends of Clarence Jacob Ruthruff, we are very sorry for your loss. We thank him for serving his country and protecting our freedoms. Rest In Peace Sir! Thoughts and prayers of comfort to all his loved ones and friends.

Ron-Jan Watts
Blue Star Parents
Military Family

#3 Comment By Robert W. White On September 16, 2020 @ 6:18 pm

My wife and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, US Army, Vietnam War Veteran, Sergeant Clarence Jacob Ruthruff. We thank you for your service to a grateful nation, may your family find peace in knowing you served proudly and comfort in the months to come. May you rest in peace for your mission is now complete. I salute you.

Robert “Bob” White
USA (Ret) 1SG
Vietnam Era
Jul 72 – Aug 94
Ofallon, MO

Riding in Memory of:
F.C. White, Sr, Tec 5 USA, WWII (Father)
G.A. Thompson, Pvt, USA, WWI (Grandpa)
D.A. Thompson, MCPO, USN (Ret), Korea (Uncle)
G.A. Thompson, Sgt, USMC, Korea (Uncle)
L. Norris, Msgt, USAF (Ret), Vietnam (Uncle)

Riding in Honor of:
F.C. White, Jr, Ssgt USAF, Vietnam (Brother)
F.C. White, III, Pfc, ARNG (Nephew)
D.B. White, PO2, USN, Vietnam Era (Twin)

#4 Comment By Joseph Bilodeau On September 16, 2020 @ 11:57 pm

My wife and I offer our deepest condolences to the family of an American Hero. His service and sacrifice to our country to preserve our freedom is not and will not be forgotten. I wish him Fair Winds and Following Seas. Your mission here is completed. Rest in peace, we have the watch!

Joseph “Mustang” Bilodeau

#5 Comment By iceber58 On September 17, 2020 @ 12:13 am

Please accept my condolences on your loss.

We stand with feet planted firmly on rich soil knowing what freedom is. Because of our veterans, I am free to honor God and country without persecution. Where there is injustice, I am free to fight. Where there is silence, I am free to speak. Where there is hate, I am free to love.

Your love one’s watch is over, may they rest peacefully in the arms of God.

Bruce Berg, ISC, USN (Ret)

#6 Comment By bobbybreuer On September 17, 2020 @ 12:36 am

I am sorry for the loss of your Loved One . I pray God will comfort , strengthen and bless each of you as you go through this time of sorrow .
I am thankful for Mr. Ruthruff’s service and sacrifice for our country in the US Army and during the Vietnam War . He is ” Fallen ” never forgotten . Rest In Peace .
USAF 67-71

#7 Comment By bobsmith On September 17, 2020 @ 8:00 am

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there.
I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn’s rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there,,I did not die