Aneda Rutz, nee Lebegue, 98, of Highland, Ill., born May 19, 1917, in Sebastopol in Highland, Ill., died Friday, March 25, 2016, at St. Joseph Hospital in Highland, Ill.
Mrs. Rutz was a member of Grantfork United Church of Christ. She loved to do jigsaw puzzles, genealogy and play bingo. She was a member of the Kitchen Band, Joy Singers, Homemakers of Madison County, Royal Neighbors, and Woodmen of the World. Aneda would volunteer whenever she could and she loved to watch people. She loved to be around her family especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilfred Rutz, whom she married on June 26, 1935, in Highland, Ill., and who died Aug. 21, 1975; her parents, Octave and Minnie, nee Zobrist, Lebegue (Oct. 21, 1978 and Oct. 8, 1976, respectively); son, Harold Rutz (Nov. 10, 2012); granddaughter, Lauren Rutz (Aug. 25, 2007); brothers and sisters, Harlan Lebegue (Jun. 29, 1996), Lester Lebegue (May 13, 2015), Ordella Rutz (Oct. 12, 2005), and Dorothy Mick (Feb. 11, 2007); nephew, Gary Rutz (Aug. 14, 2014); sisters-in-law, Arzella Lebegue (May 18, 2001), Monetta Lebegue (Jul. 23, 2014); and brother-in-law, Vernon Mick (Sept. 25, 2006).
Surviving are her children, Delmar (June) Rutz of Eldorado Hills, Calif., Keith Rutz of San Francisco, Calif., and Roger Rutz of Collinsville, Ill.; daughter-in-law, Betty Rutz; brother, Herman Lebegue; sister-in-law, Janet Lebegue; grandchildren, Terri (Greg) Walter, Tammy (Jim) Blumberg, Tim (Clara) Rutz, Ty (Shamale) Rutz, Aaron (Tracie) Rutz, Ryan Rutz, Sherry (Spencer) Wiggers, Cecily (Ari) Gorfain, Melissa Rutz, Stacey Rutz, and Maximillion Rutz; 14 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Grantfork United Church of Christ.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at Meridith Funeral Home, Highland, Ill., and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at Grantfork United Church of Christ, Grantfork, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at Grantfork United Church of Christ, Grantfork, Ill., with Rev. Tim Darmour-Paul officiating. Interment will at be Highland City Cemetery, Highland, Ill.
MERIDITH FUNERAL HOME, Highland, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Apr. 3, 2016