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William Ruff “Bill” Steger
1924 - 2016

William Ruff “Bill” Steger, 91, passed away Saturday, May 21, in Dallas.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the chapel at Dutton Funeral Home with Joe Howard Williamson officiating.

Graveside services will follow at Highland Cemetery under the direction of Dutton Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. this evening at the funeral home.

Bill was born July 15, 1924, to Roy L. and Trudy (Ruff) Steger in Cement, OK. He worked as a car salesman, construction worker, roughneck and pipe-liner in the United States and Canada. He retired as Tax Assessor and Collector for the Iowa Park School District and was also over transportation and school cafeterias. He was chosen as Iowa Park Citizen of the Year in 1979. He was a veteran and served in the European Theatre during World War II, where he was chosen as one of four American G.I.’s to raise the American flag over Cologne, Germany after it was liberated by the Allies.

He is preceded in death by his wife Geraldine, who passed away in 2011; and four of his siblings.

Survivors include his sister, Roberta House of Watonga, OK.; son, Gary of Albuquerque, N.M.; daughter, Linda Merrick of Richardson; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family suggest memorials be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls.
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