Theodore A. Ruder, 90, of Cape Coral went home to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday, May 28, 2013. He was born Dec. 18, 1922 in Lorain, Ohio. A graduate of Ohio State University and Franklin University, he was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army Air Corp. He was a member of the Araba Shrine and the Araba Mariners Unit in Fort Myers, American Legion Post 90 in Cape Coral, Cape Coral First United Methodist Church and the OSU Alumni Association.
He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Marion; sons, Gary (Liane) and Tim (Diane); grandchildren, Scott, Heather and Heidi; great-grandchild, Maddie; and sister, Elinor Newport.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Esther, and a brother, Fred.
He enjoyed travel, golf and OSU football.
In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made in Ted's name to Cape Coral First United Methodist Church, 4118 Coronado Parkway, Cape Coral, FL 33904.
A Celebration of Life will be Saturday, June 1, at 11 a.m., at Cape Coral First United Methodist Church.