Robert J. Ruether (1930 - 2012)

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Robert J. Ruether, 81

St. Cloud

August 5, 1930 - May 14, 2012

Funeral services will be private for Robert J. Ruether, age 81, of St. Cloud, who died on Monday at his home. Rev. Al Stangl will officiate. Inurnment will take place at Assumption Cemetery Columbarium.

Robert was born August 5th, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois to Joseph and Elizabeth (Clancy) Ruether. He graduated from DeLaSalle High School in Chicago and St. John's University in Collegeville. He served in the US Marines from 1948-1952 during the Korean War. Robert took part in the Inchon Landing in Korea and the Wonsan Campaign. He married Jane Schmid on June 6th, 1955 at Holy Angels Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Robert lived in St. Cloud all of his married life. He owned and operated Robert Phillips Shoes in St. Cloud until his retirement. Robert was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife Jane, children Michael Ruether (Julie) Shoreview, Mary Kampa (Paul) St. Cloud, Kathleen Mattson (Todd) Brooklyn Park, Sue Eickhoff (Tom) Grand Lake, Thomas Ruether "Rudy" (Holly) Grand Lake, James Ruether (Sheri) Bufford, Georgia, 13 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters and 1 brother.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 brother and 1 sister.

Memorials are preferred to Cathedral High School, the Poor Clares, or St. Cloud Hospital Hospice.

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Published in the St. Cloud Times on May 16, 2012
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