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James A. Ruchti

November 8, 1947 - September 1, 2022

James A. Ruchti James A. Ruchti
    September 9, 2022 | 4:00 to 8:00 P.M.
  • Yurs Funeral Home
    405 E. Main Street
    St. Charles, Illinois 60174
  • Funeral
  • September 10, 2022 | 9:00 A,M.
  • Yurs Funeral Home
    405 E. Main Street
    St. Charles, Illinois 60174
  • Burial Location
    Lakewood Memorial Park, Elgin, Illinois

James Ruchti, 74, died Thursday September 1st of 2022. He was greatly loved by his son, daughter, grandchildren, great grandchildren, 2 brothers, nieces and nephews, in-laws, and even a drummer in the band.

The son of Bill and Nyla was born on November 8 of 1947. He married the love of his life Barbara (Nelson) on June 15 of 1968.

Survived by his son James Jr, daughter Christine, 2 brothers; Roger and Richard, 4 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and dear nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife Barbara. After losing the love of his life his heart couldn’t keep up with the illness and strokes that followed.

There will be a visitation Friday the 9th of September 2022 from 4-8:00 P.M. at Yurs Funeral Home 405 E. Main Street, St. Charles Illinois 60174. The funeral service will be on Saturday the 10th of September 2022 at Yurs Funeral Home at 9:00 A.M. with burial to follow. We will be having a luncheon after at Golden Corral in Elgin after the service for friends and family.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that you support your local rock band or barbershop singers.


Diane Rust from Concord , NC

"My prayers are with you at this difficult time. His suffering is over and I am sure he is in a better place with Barb. I wish I could be with you and give you a big hug!"

Cindi Ethridge from Clinton, MO

"We love you guys and are so sorry for your dad's passing. I can see your dad walking with his amazing smile right to your mom. Together again and forever. Know that God is with you through this difficult time. We wish we could be there and give you both a giant hug. We love you and will keep praying."

from ,

"So sorry to hear the passing of your dad / grand dad. Though I had not seen his recently still consider him a great friend. Shared many a song together in our earlier Barbershop harmony group in St. Charles and always promised we would develop another quartet. Knew of his success and love of our great hobby and will keep his smiling and happy go-lucky attitude in our memories!"

jeff kehoe from oswego, IL

"It was June 15,1968 when I was best man at Jim & Barb's wedding, then two months later he was best man at my marriage to Nancy on August 10. So saddened by this loss. BTW, our rock group in which I was the drummer, is now officially disbanded... but the legend lives on!"

Jayne Holley from Saint Charles, IL

"I knew Jim for many years through aquatic classes. You couldn't find a guy with a bigger heart. Always happy to seranade anyone who would listen to his songs. I hope you are in a better place and you have found Barb up in heaven. Will always have found memories."

Pamela (Kehoe) Keen from Davie, FL

"Heartfelt condolences to family and friends of Jim for your loss. I had not seen Jim for many years, but the infamous Jaguars, the band of which he and my brother were the founding members, made my childhood and teenage years special, and filled with music. RIP, Jim."

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