RUTER, John E. 1912-2007
RUTER, LUPPEN, NABER
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Date: 6/16/2014 at 21:54:05
John E. Ruter, 95, of Wellsburg passed away December 25, 2007 at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were December 28 at the Wellsburg Reformed Church in Wellsburg. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family.
John was born December 23, 1912 on the family farm near Wellsburg the son of Eike and Trientje (Luppen) Ruter. He attended country school, Shiloh No. 6 near Wellsburg. On June 13, 1943 John was united in marriage to Hattie Naber in North Augusta, S.C. She preceded him in death on January 17, 2002.
Previous to serving his country during World War II from 1942 to 1945, John worked for various area farmers and also for John Deere Tractor Works in Waterloo. From 1946 to 1976 John and Hattie lived on a farm southeast of Wellsburg. In 1976 they retired to their home in Wellsburg where he continued to live until three weeks prior to his death. He was a lifetime member of the Wellsburg Reformed Church.
John enjoyed farming for over 60 years and also sports, especially golf. He always took pride and pleasure in attending his grandchildren's activities including their sporting events, especially basketball games, county and state fairs, and 4-H and FFA events.
Survivors include one daughter, Nadene and her husband Ken VanHauen of Grundy Center; two grandchildren, Clint VanHauen of Colo and his fiancee Sarah Sandblom of Des Moines and Krista VanHauen of Peoroa, Ill.; and two sisters, Emma deNeui of Ackley and Alice Ruter of Wellsburg.
John was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; four brothers, Herman, Fred, Peter, and Eike Ruter; and seven sisters, Lena Heinrich, Gepka Ruter, Jessie Fink, Gertie Rieken, Grace Meyer, Edith Beck, and Hilda Lindaman.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 3 January 2008, pg 3
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