Killian Archer Rucker – Coggon

Killian Archer Rucker, 7-month-old son of Andrew Rucker and Angelina Lambson of Coggon, Iowa, passed away on Monday, July 22, 2019, at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City. He was born on December 3, 2018, at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City.


Killian loved being held and to have his dad play the guitar for him. His eyes lit up when his brothers came to visit. He also loved being snuggled by his mom with his Binkeez blanket while watching the movie Moana.


Killian is survived by his parents, Andrew Rucker and Angelina Lambson of Coggon; three siblings, Ethan Glick, Jameson Rucker, and Declan Rucker, all of Coggon; his paternal grandparents, Mike (Judith) Rucker of Greeley; his maternal grandparents, Linda Moretti of Atlantic and Daniel Lambson; numerous aunts and uncles; and a large and loving extended family.


Killian was preceded in death by his paternal great-grandparents, Theodore and Theresa Heukels and Lloyd and Ramona Rucker; his maternal great-grandparents, Bill and Josephine Stoops and Joy Lambson; Angela Rucker (aunt); Daunté Baker (cousin) and Sommer Lambson (cousin).


The family is especially grateful for the loving care of Killian’s doctors and nurses at the PICU at the Stead Family Children’s Hospital, including Amber, Mike, Molly, Kristen, and Kim and Dr. Gupta. They also extend a special thanks to the Peyton Hayes Foundation and Help-A-Heart Foundation.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.


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Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 27, 2019, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Manchester, Iowa, with Pastor Matt Tison officiating.


Visitation: 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, July 26, 2019, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Manchester, Iowa. Friends may also call one hour before the service on Saturday at the funeral home.