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Loyd Rueter

November 9, 1935 August 26, 2021
Loyd Rueter
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Loyd H. Rueter, age 85, of Worthington passed away on Thursday, August 26, 2021, at the Country View Manor in Sibley, IA.
Loyd was born on November 9, 1935, in Horton Township in Osceola County to Henry and Ora (Bremer) Rueter. He was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church by Ocheyedan. Loyd attended school at Zion Lutheran Parochial and Harris. He worked for various farmers and Gus Osterman & Sons. Loyd married Sharon Dirks on November 2, 1956. They started farming in 1958 on a farm north of Harris where they remained until moving to Worthington in 2008.
Loyd enjoyed farming whether feeding livestock or out in the fields. Loyd and Sharon were blessed with five children, Ardel, Kevin, Mary, Brenda, and Keith. As a family they enjoyed camping and snowmobiling. They were members of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Harris and joined St. Matthew Lutheran Church when they moved to Worthington. Loyd and Sharon were members of the Turkey Trotter Square Dance Club for many years. They enjoyed spending 26 winters in Mesa, AZ. Loyd enjoyed playing cards, visiting at coffee shops, and most of all being with his family at family gatherings.
Loyd is survived by his wife, Sharon; five children, Ardel (Dennis) Martin of Yukon, OK, Kevin (Paula) Rueter of Orange City, IA, Mary (Marlin) Laverman of Ocheyedan, IA, Brenda (Robert) Brooks of Richmond Hill, GA, and Keith (Sherry) Rueter of Memphis, TN; 13 grandchildren, Daniel (Bobbie) Walker, Shayla (Keith) Hasbell, Michael Danner, Matthew (Ashlee) Rueter, Nathan Rueter, Dylan Rueter, Michael (Jessica) Laverman, Melissa Lapic, Monica Laverman, Benjamin Brooks, Amanda Brooks, Tyler Rueter, and Stephanie Rueter; 9 great grandchildren, Bayli, Ella, Leah, James, Alison, Morgan, Kaylee, Allee, and Gavyn.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Charles and his wife Ardyce.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 29, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, MN and also one hour prior to the service at the church. Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 30, 2021, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Worthington, MN, with Pastor Mark Schreiber officiating. Burial will be in the Ocheyedan Cemetery in Ocheyedan, IA.

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Visitation

Sunday

29

Aug

4:00 PM 8/29/2021 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 8/29/2021 6:00:00 PM
Benson Funeral Home

1225 Ryans Road
Worthington, MN 56187

Benson Funeral Home
1225 Ryans Road Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Visitation

Monday

30

Aug

9:30 AM 8/30/2021 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 8/30/2021 10:30:00 AM
St. Matthew Lutheran Church

1505 Dover Street
Worthington, MN 56187

St. Matthew Lutheran Church
1505 Dover Street Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Service

Monday

30

Aug

10:30 AM 8/30/2021 10:30:00 AM
St. Matthew Lutheran Church

1505 Dover Street
Worthington, MN 56187

St. Matthew Lutheran Church
1505 Dover Street Worthington 56187 MN
United States
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