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Marcelline (Scherer) Rueter, age 91 died Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre, Minnesota.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday, February 17 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport with Rev. Daniel Walz officiating. Interment will be at St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Swanville.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, February 16 at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church in Freeport. Parish prayers will be held at 5 p.m. followed by the Christian Mothers and the Goldenaires Senior Citizens at 7 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.
Marcy was born June 18, 1926 in Saint Cloud, MN to Matthew and Elizabeth (Lahr) Scherer. Marcy was the oldest of ten children. She attended school at Saint Joseph's Parochial School in Saint Joseph, MN through the eighth grade and then helped raise her siblings at home on the farm near Saint Cloud. She was united in marriage to Julius Rueter of Freeport, MN on August 24, 1950 in Saint Joseph. The couple made their home in Freeport, where they raised three children. They later moved to Alexandria then Carlos and eventually to Swanville.
After Julius passed away, Marcy moved to Freeport and later in life moved to Sauk Centre where she stayed at Fairway Pines Assisted Living and eventually to the CentraCare Nursing Home.
Marcy enjoyed doing sewing, crocheting, cross stitch and knitting plus helping at church. She was a member of the Alexandria VFW Women's Auxiliary, Christian Mothers, and Daughters of Isabella. She became a certified nursing assistant and worked at the Douglas County Hospital caring for patients and when she moved to Swanville, worked at the Long Prairie Senior Care facility until her retirement in 1988. She had a deep faith and enjoyed her family and will be remembered for her generosity and kindness plus her caramel rolls.
Marcy is survived by her children, Gerald (Roxanne) of Carlos, Robert (June) of Saint Cloud, and Judy (Bud) George of Minnetrista; 7 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Julius; two brothers, Cyril and Al; and two sisters, Delores and Nellie.
Serving as casket bearers will be Mike Rueter, Nick George, Jason Taveirne, Lisa Anderson, Savannah George, and Colin Rueter. Cross bearer will be Hailey Kraemer and scripture bearer will be Callie Taveirne.
February 16, 2018
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
February 17, 2018
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
February 17, 2018
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