In Memory Of

Robert C. Rueth
August 10, 1951 - April 20, 2017

Thursday, April 27th, 2017 - 4:00PM to 8:00PM
St. Anthony's Catholic Church
407 N. Division Street
Loyal, WI  54446

Friday, April 28th, 2017 - 11:00AM
St. Anthony's Catholic Church
407 N. Division Street
Loyal, WI  54446

Full Obituary

     ROBERT C. "BOB" RUETH, age 65, of Loyal, died on Thursday, April 20, 2017 with the loving care of his family surrounding him.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 28, 2017, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Loyal. The Rev. Steve Brice will officiate, with a resting place to follow in St. Anthony's Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his Godchildren and his Brothers.  Visitation will be held at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church on Thursday, April 27, 2017, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m., with a 7 p.m. rosary service; and at the church Friday, from 10 a.m. until time of service.
     Robert Charles Rueth was born August 10, 1951, the son of Edward and Florence (Schmidt) Rueth. He grew up on the family farm and received his education at St. Anthony's Catholic School and from Loyal High School.  Bob was drafted as a young man and honorably served his country in the US Army between July 1970-1972 with a tour of Vietnam.  Following his duty in the service he was employed with Land O’Lakes in Spencer and it was around that time he met Marie Klemme.  They married on October 5, 1974 and welcomed their son Kevin in February 1978.  Bob enjoyed over 40 years in the excavation business operating Robert Rueth Excavating and also was employed with Grassland Dairy Products during the winter months for many years.
     He was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, and enjoyed volunteering for the Loyal American Legion Post 175 and the 40 & 8 Group 821 Wisconsin.  Bob has served as supervisor on the Sherman Town Board and as an usher at St. Anthony’s Church.
     He had many interests, but especially enjoyed deer hunting up north and in the woodlands around the farm.  Bob enjoyed being his own mechanic on his excavating equipment and could tear apart his equipment to the last piece and re-assemble it.  He was a very dedicated Son, Father, Uncle, Brother, and Friend.  Bob enjoyed his daily work as an excavator and was talented in site prep and demolition.  At the end of a project, he took pride in his finished work. 
     He will be dearly missed by his wife, Marie, and son, Kevin.  Bob was the second oldest child in the Rueth Family and is survived by Thomas (Anne) Rueth, Roger (Alora) Rueth all of Loyal, Susan (Michael) Rueth-Gumz of Athens, Bengie (Larry) Quelle of Loyal, Roy (Helen) Rueth of Unity, Rose Lindekugel (fiancé-Neal Mondloch) of Loyal, Kay (John) Krings-Rafferty of New Brighton, MN, his Brother-in-law Donald Bangart of Greenwood; and many numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
     He was preceded in death by his parents; his older sister: Patricia Bangart; his brother: Ralph Rueth; nephew: Adam Quelle, and niece: Angel Dawn Rueth.
     His strength and strong faith was known by his family and friends.  His driven attitude and passion to work with equipment and the soil will be dearly missed by all who loved and knew him.