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RUTER, Hattie 1921-2002


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 5/16/2011 at 14:58:20

Hattie Ruter, 80, of Wellsburg, Iowa, died Thursday, January 17, 2002, at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital, of natural causes.

Hattie was born November 23, 1921, Kamrar, Iowa, the daughter of Gerit and Hattie (Rust) Naber. Hattie's grandparents, Henry and Alice (Lente) Naber helped to rear her until her young adulthood. She attended rural school in Hamilton County, Iowa. She graduated from Webster City High School. Hattie then attended Iowa State Teachers' College in Cedar Falls, Iowa. On June 13, 1943, Hattie was united in marriage to John E. Ruter in North Augusta, South Carolina. Hattie taught for 8 years in rural schools in Hamilton, Hardin, and Grundy counties, during the 1940's. From 1946 to 1976, she and John lived on a farm southeast of Wellsburg. From 1976, she and John lived at their home in Wellsburg.

Hattie was a member of the Wellsburg Reformed Church, where she was a member of the church Ladies' Guild and she also taught catechism for a number of years. She was also a member of the Shiloh Homemakers. Hattie always took pride and pleasure in attending her grandchildren's activities, including their sporting events, especially basketball games, county and state fairs, and 4-H and FFA events.

Survivors include her husband John E. Ruter of Wellsburg, Iowa; 1 daughter Nadene Van Hauen and her husband Kenneth of Grundy Center, Iowa; 2 grandchildren Clint Van Hauen of Colo, Iowa; Krista Van Hauen who is attending Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa; 4 brothers Richard F. Naber and his wife Robbie of Niceville, Florida; Gerald M. Naber and his wife Vivian of Des Moines, Iowa; Wesley J. Naber and his wife Darlene of Newbury Park, California; Joseph E. Naber of Coon Rapids, Minnesota.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her stepmother Helen (Riley) Naber; 2 brothers Harry H. Naber, Harm E. Naber; 1 sister Elsie Louis Naber.

--Funeral card


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