Rueth, Ralph E.
RALPH E. RUETH, 59, of Loyal, died on Friday, November 1, 2013, on All Saints Day, at Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital, in Marshfield, with his family by his side. Funeral services will be held at 11am on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Loyal. The Rev. Steve Brice will officiate, and burial will follow in St. Anthony's Cemetery. Pallbearers will his surviving brothers and sisters. Visitation will be held at Cuddie Funeral Home, in Loyal on Monday, November 4, 2013, from 4pm to 8pm, with a 7pm rosary service, and at church, on Tuesday, from 10am until time of service.
Ralph Edward Rueth was born on July 15, 1954, 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. Ralph enjoyed many years of farming and spending time with his family and friends. As a young man he worked in Texas in construction before returning to the farm. He enjoyed deer hunting up north and in the woodlands around the farm. He farmed side by side with his brother Roger, and nephews until the time of his death. Ralph was one of the few people who could tear apart a tractor to the last piece and re-assemble it. He enjoyed cooking with his crock pot and loved sheephead. Ralph was a very dedicated Son, Father, Uncle, Brother, and Friend. He loved feeding his cows and tilling the land, and often spent his quiet time driving the tractor or at home in prayer and was dedicated to the lord. He always donated his IGA points to the food pantry.
He will be dearly missed by his family. Ralph was the fourth oldest child in the Rueth Family and is survived by Robert (Marie) Rueth, 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 (Neal Mondloch) of Loyal, Kay Krings (John) 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 daughter, Angel Dawn Rueth, on April 20, 1990; his parents, Edward and Florence Rueth; his older sister Patricia J. Bangart on August 28, 2013; and his nephew, Adam L. Quelle on May 19, 1993.
His strength and strong faith was known by his family and friends. His big heart and fuzzy beard will be dearly missed by all who loved and knew him. We will love you always and forever Jiggs.
The family will welcome donations of cash and canned goods at the wake and funeral to be donated to the local food pantries.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.cuddiefh.com
Cuddie Funeral Home, of Loyal, is assisting the family with arrangements.