Jacksonville, NC - Colonel Alfred W. Ruete Jr. USMC (Ret.) died on August 1, 2014, at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Viola and one daughter, Donna of the home.
Col. Ruete held the usual command and staff positions of a Marine Officer during his 31-year career.
He served in Korea and Vietnam. His last assignment was at Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, as assistant Chief of Staff for operations and training.
A memorial service will be held at noon, 12 p.m., Thursday, August 7, 2014, at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery Chapel with Father Ernest Ruede officiating, with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Infant of Prague Parish, 205 Chaney Avenue, Jacksonville, NC 28540.
Internet condolences may be left at Jonesfh.org and at JDNews.com.
Jones Funeral Home, Jacksonville.