JAMES D. RUHLAND (1956-2020) LOCAL #7 SIOUX CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT

JAMES D. RUHLAND (1956-2020) LOCAL #7 SIOUX CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT

11/25/2020

James D. Ruhland

August 28, 1956 - November 25, 2020

James D. Ruhland, 64, passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at Unity Point Hospital in Sioux City of Covid-19 complications.

A Celebration of Life will be held in the Summer of 2021 when more friends and family can gather on Jim’s birthday, August 28, 2021 due to the States Covid-19 regulations. A notification will be posted on the Meyer Brothers Funeral Home website and Jim’s obituary will appear in the Sioux City Journal. Online condolences can be expressed at www.meyerbroschapel.com.

James D. Ruhland, the son of Arthur and Dona (Witt) Ruhland, was born August 28, 1956 in LeMars, Iowa.

On June 9, 2002 James met the love of his life Pamela K. Pittman through a mutual friend, Darlene McArthur. On February 14, 2016, James’s parent’s anniversary James and Pamela were united in marriage at St. James Methodist Church in Sioux City, Iowa.

James served the City of Sioux City as a Police Officer for twenty years. He proudly held positions of Uniform Patrol his District being Eastside and cover car for Sioux City Police Department, K-9 Division as a handler with K-9 Busy, Field Training Officer for new recruits and had worked in the Juvenile Division as a Liaison Officer at North High School. James retired from the Sioux City Police Department in 2010 and in retirement Jim worked as a delivery driver for Bush Cleaners until he retired in 2019.

James enjoyed golf, NFL Football he was a die-hard Washington Redskins fan, his family was everything to him, good music, good times, he loved to cook always trying new recipes and hosting family get-togethers were what he really enjoyed.

James is survived by his Wife Pam, Sons Shawn (Sommer) Grandchildren Liam, Olivia and Klay Ruhland of Bennington, NE, Bradley Ruhland of Des Moines, IA and Chris (Claire) Ruhland of St. Louis Park, MN expecting a Baby Boy Ruhland in January 2021. James Siblings, Robert D. Ruhland of Sgt Bluff, IA, Richard (Kay) Ruhland of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Karla (Ron) Garcia of Las Vegas, NM, Don Ruhland of Craig, IA, Glenda Roepke of LeMars, IA, and Marcia Miller of Woodland, WA. A Brother-in-Law Byron E. Dawdy of Sioux City, IA and many Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.

James was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and several aunts and uncles.

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