Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Rutharts in:
 • West Lawn Cemetery
 • Lehigh
 • Webster County
 • Iowa
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
Joseph Ruthart
Learn about sponsoring this memorial...
Birth: Mar. 18, 1925
Iowa, USA
Death: Mar. 12, 2011
Fort Dodge
Webster County
Iowa, USA

The Fort Dodge Messenger
Monday, March 14, 2011

LEHIGH - Joseph Ruthart, 85, of Lehigh, died Saturday, March 12, 2011, at Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge.

Joseph's wishes were to be cremated. Memorial services will be held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at Carson Stapp Funeral Home in Dayton. Pastor Richard Laird will officiate. Flag presentation will conducted by the Donald Harper Post #5720 V.F.W. of Lehigh. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be at West Lawn Cemetery in Lehigh at a later date.

Joseph Ruthart was born on March 18, 1925, in Zookspur, Iowa, the son of Ludwig and Josephine (Shober) Ruthart. He attended Lehigh Schools. Following his education, Joe enlisted in the United States Army and served his country during WWII. In July of 1947, Joe was united in marriage to Mary LaVonne Runyon in Lehigh. Joe worked for 32 years at Lehigh Sewer Pipe & Tile until the plant closed.

Joe was an avid outdoorsmen and enjoyed trapping and fishing on the Des Moines River. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include one daughter, Jolene Fritts of Lehigh, Iowa; two sons, Victor Ruthart of Sweetwater, Texas, and Gayle (Donelle) Ruthart of Lehigh, Iowa; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Sophia Johnson of Fort Dodge, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary LaVonne Ruthart on September 16, 1995; granddaughter, Anne Fritts; two brothers; and three sisters.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family. 
Family links: 
  Ludwig Ruthart (1886 - 1965)
  Josephine Shober Ruthart (1890 - 1941)
  Mary LaVonne Runyon Ruthart (1925 - 1995)*
  Mary M. Ruthart Irish (1909 - 2003)*
  Felix Ruthart (1912 - 1976)*
  Victor Ludwig Ruthart (1917 - 1984)*
  Josephine Ruthart Schoeberlein (1921 - 2001)*
  Joseph Ruthart (1925 - 2011)
*Calculated relationship
West Lawn Cemetery
Webster County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Burt
Record added: Mar 14, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66895874
Joseph Ruthart
Added by: Gail Wenhardt
Joseph Ruthart
Added by: Gail Wenhardt
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


Privacy Statement and Terms of Service