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Noah Rugtiv 1887-1963


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 2/9/2012 at 01:40:51

Longtime Resident of City Dies in California
Noah Rugtiv, 75, longtime resident of Estherville, died Saturday [April 20, 1963] at the home of his son, Dr. George Rugtiv, in Los Altos, Calif. Mr. and Mrs. Rugtiv had gone to California several weeks ago where Mr. Rugtiv was to undergo surgery for cancer in the hospital where his son is a staff member.

Survivors include his widow, his son, Dr. Rugtiv; and two daughters, Mrs. Frank (Gudrun) Pierce of Mill Valley, Calif.; and Mrs. Leon (Dorothy) Schmidt of Santa Rosa, Calif. One son, Dr. Norman Rugtiv of Estherville, preceded him in death.

Members of Mr. Rugtiv’s family are expected to arrive in Omaha this afternoon and the body tonight.

Funeral services have been set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Estherville Lutheran Church. Fuhrman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, April 22, 1963)

Rugtiv Rites Scheduled for Wednesday
Last rites for Noah Rugtiv, 76, Estherville resident for the past 59 years are to be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Estherville Lutheran Church, the Rev. Roy M. Hendrickson officiating. Interment will be in the East Side Cemetery.

Mr. Rugtiv died Saturday of cancer at 2 p.m. at the home of his son, Dr. George Rugtiv, Los Altos, Calif. Mr. Rugtiv had been ill for six weeks, he and Mrs. Rugtiv having gone to California upon learning at that time that surgery was necessary.

Born Jan. 21, 1887 at Etne, Norway, he was the son of Noah and Christina Rugtiv. He received his education in Norway and when he was 17 years of age left Norway to come to the United States. Upon arrival in this country he came to Estherville, settling here in 1934.
He was married Aug. 3, 1916 to Agnes Oedven in Minneapolis and since their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Rugtiv have made Estherville their home, Mr. Rugtiv having worked as a bridge and building foreman for the Rock Island until his retirement.

Mr. Rugtiv was a longtime member of the Estherville Lutheran Church. He also was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.

He is survived by his widow; one son, Dr. George Rugtiv, Los Altos, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Franklin (Gudrun) Pierce of Mill Valley, Calif., and Mrs. Leon (Dorothy) Schmidt of Santa Rosa, Calif.; and 12 grandchildren.

Mr. Rugtiv was preceded in death by two daughters and two sons, one of them Dr. Norman Rugtiv of Estherville. He was the last surviving member of his family, having also been preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a sister.

Friends may call at Fuhrman Funeral Home this afternoon and evening and until noon tomorrow at which time the body will be taken to the church to lie in state until time of services. The casket will not be opened after the services.

Pallbearers are to be Lloyd Johnson, Peter Giles, Herman Wiese, Elwin Bringle, Carl Gronstal, and William Hunt.

A memorial fund has been established by the family. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, I, April 23, 1963)


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