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Blanche Rutz Obituary
Blanche (Riplett) Rutz, 92, of Great Falls, died of natural causes Saturday, Nov. 24, at a local healthcare facility.

A graveside service is 2 p.m. Thursday at Highland Cemetery. Croxford Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Blanche was born Dec. 13, 1919, in Wyola. She married Ruben Rutz on Sept. 5, 1942, in Long Beach, Calif. She worked as a librarian in Hardin and as a bookkeeper in Great Falls.

She is survived by her brother, Kenneth Riplett of Hyde Park, N.Y.; her two daughters, Linda R. (Randy) Hickman of Salt Lake City and Christine (Patrick) Gordon of Great Falls; and her grandson, Travis Hickman of Salt Lake City.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her brothers, Richard, Clyde and Howard; and her sisters, Esther and Bessie.

It is suggested donations be made to the Great Falls Humane Society because of Blanche's love of dogs.

Condolences may be posted online at www.croxfordfuneralhome.com and/or www.gftribune.com/obituaries.

Published in Great Falls Tribune on Nov. 27, 2012
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