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Ruth Crotteau Gutzmer

March 4, 1910 January 13, 2007
Ruth Crotteau Gutzmer
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Ruth Crotteau Gutzmer died Jan. 13, 2007, at the Pioneer Nursing Home in Luck. She was born March 4, 1910, at Mount Vernon, S.D., to William Black and Laura (Bell) Black. On April 9, 1931, in Owatonna, Minn., she was married to Leonard Crotteau, who preceded her in death on May 31, 1968, at Cumberland. Their children are Bruce (Judy Carlson) born at Hastings, Minn., Joyce (LeRoy) Brown, born at Hastings, Minn., and Jim (Janet Boucher), born at Cumberland. Bruce passed away in 20004, at Shoreview, Minn. On June 17, 1970, she married Walter Gutzmer of Luck. He passed away Jan. 11, 1990. Survivors are his family members. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister and five brothers; one half-brother and one half-sister. She is survived by one sister, Alma Stewart of Curtiss, Ohio; two half-sisters, June LaForte and her twin sisters, Jean Hunt, both of St. Paul, Minn.; one half-brother, Bill Swenson of Tempe, Ariz.; and sister-in-law, Jeanette Black of Hastings, Minn.; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. The pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Brian Crotteau, Sandy Krizek, Mike Crotteau, Laura Jensen, Paul Brown, Julie Woodward and Jill Noha. Honorary pallbearers will be Norman Anderson, Glen Brown, Poncho Lindell and Gene Hedke. Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 19, at the Rowe Funeral Home, Luck, from 4 to 7 p.m. The funeral will be held Saturday, Jan. 20, at 2 p.m., at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, located on Hwy. 35 and B, just north of Luck. The Rowe Funeral Home, Luck, was entrusted with arrangements.
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