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Claus Ruter Aug. 6, 1926 - May 19, 2013

Claus Ruter Aug. 6, 1926 - May 19, 2013

BELGRADE - Claus Ruter, age 86, of Belgrade and formerly of Renville died Sunday, May 19, 2013 at the Belgrade Nursing Home. Funeral services will be Wednesday 1:00 p.m. at Dirks-Blem Funeral Home in Renville with Rev. Tom Evenson officiating. There will be a visitation on Wednesday at the funeral home for one hour prior to the funeral. Burial will follow the funeral in the Fairview Cemetery at Renville.

Claus Ruter was born August 6, 1926 at Renville, MN to Lucas and Wieke (DeVries) Ruter. He attended country school in Crooks Township and graduated from Renville High School. After graduation he continued to live on the family farm and assisted his father with the farming for many years. After his father died in 1976 Claus moved to Belgrade to live with his brother George and family. He assisted George with the farming for 29 years until he entered the Belgrade Nursing Home. Claus lived at the Glenwood Retirement Home for several years and in 2009 returned to the Belgrade Nursing Home. Claus had been a member of the Presbyterian Church in Renville for many years. Claus enjoyed being outdoors and especially time spent farming.

Claus is survived by his sister Vivian Ruter of Willmar, his sister-in-law Loretta Ruter of New London, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his six brothers and his five sisters.

Dirks-Blem Funeral Service, Renville, MN

(320) 329-3555