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Firefighter
Age: 84
Year of Death: 2023

Lloyd M. Ruediger

Lloyd M. Ruediger was born in Berger, Missouri, on October 26, 1938, the son of the late LeRoy Sr. and Edna Minnie (Willimann) Ruediger. He was united in marriage to Myra Lea Groner on April 11, 1964, at St. Paul’s Church in Berger, Missouri. Lloyd is survived by two sons, Greg Ruediger and wife, Michelle, and Rick Ruediger and wife, Pam; a daughter, Lisa Schaeffer, and husband, Chris; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Lloyd proudly served his country in the United States Army from October 1961 to September 1967 in the 92nd Artillery in Germany. He worked as a truck driver for Kellwood Manufacturing most of his life. He was a member of St. Paul’s Church in Berger and a very dedicated member of the Berger Community Volunteer Fire Department, which would eventually become the New Haven-Berger Fire Protection District. Lloyd served in many ranks throughout his prestigious volunteer career, including chief, assistant chief, second assistant chief, captain, lieutenant, secretary, and treasurer. Lloyd’s professional fire service accomplishments include Firefighter of the Year in 1999, 2004, and 2013; Officer of the Year in 2007 and 2017; and a CPR save on June 24, 2014.

In the few moments Lloyd wasn’t serving his community with the fire department, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family. Lloyd selflessly gave his life to the community in the line of duty on June 26, 2023, having served the community for 59 years.

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