BRADENTON, Fla. — Former Anderson resident Ralph Ellis Rotruck, 81, died Dec. 10, 2005, in Bradenton, Fla.

During World War ll, he served under General Patton in the European campaign.

Survivors include two daughters, Cynthia Wheeler and Susan Lightcap; a sister, Deborah Gephardt; three grandchildren; a niece and a nephew; three great-nieces; and several cousins.

Services were private.

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