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Valeria A. Rueter

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Mrs. Valeria Rueter of rural Nashville, entered eternal rest at 9:55 a.m. on Thursday, August 6, 2015, at her home surrounded by family. She had attained the age of 79 years, 10 months and 19 days.

Mrs. Rueter was born on September 17, 1935 in Plum Hill, daughter of Emil and Lillian (Schwengels) Althoff. She graduated from Okawville High School and worked at Washington County Farm Bureau Insurance until her marriage. Valeria was united in marriage to Robert Rueter of rural New Minden, on October 2, 1955 at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Plum Hill, and he survives her passing.

Valeria was a devoted farmer’s wife for almost 60 years. She enjoyed raising her children, grandchildren, gardening, Bunco, music and dancing. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in New Minden.

Left to mourn her passing are her husband, Robert Rueter of rural New Minden; three children, Terry Rueter of rural Nashville, Lisa Willis and husband Robert of Vincennes, Ind., and Tricia Rueter of rural Nashville; a son-in-law, Robert Langrehr of rural Nashville; four grandchildren, Randy and Kurt Langrehr of rural Nashville, Rebecca Willis and Robert Willis, III, both of Vincennes, Ind.; two brothers, Arnold Althoff and wife Deloris and Leonard Althoff; a brother-in-law, Louis Rueter and wife Diane; three sisters-in-law, Martha Rueter, Viola Thouvenin and husband Ron and Eunice Rueter-Witte and husband Jim; nieces, nephew, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Kim Langrehr, five brothers-in-law and four sisters-in-law.

Funeral services were held at the St. John’s Lutheran Church in New Minden, on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 11 a.m., with Pastor Timothy Mueller officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Should friends desire memorials may be made to the SSM Hospice or St. Jude Children’s Hospital and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home, in charge of arrangements.

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