Dennis Rueter

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Dennis “Murph” Rueter, 69, of Freeburg, IL, born July 5, 1952, in Belleville, IL, died Sunday, October 31, 2021, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, O’Fallon, IL.

Mr. Rueter was a civilian electrician and retired from Scott Air Force Base. He served six years in the United States Navy. Murph could always be seen walking around town and talking politics. He loved going to Vegas and the race track, but it was a science, not gambling.  “Now let the Revolution begin.”

He was preceded in death by his parents, Norbert and Dorothy, nee Merrel, Rueter; and a brother, in infancy, Danny.

Surviving are his children, Julie Rueter, Murphy Rueter, and Jennifer Rueter; the mother of his children, Chris Niebruegge; two grandsons, Jacob Rueter-Bruce, and Linkin Rueter; a great-grandson, Khalil (Jacob’s son); his siblings, Steve (Nancy) Rueter, Darren (Allison) Rueter, and Michelle (Larry) Munie; numerous nieces and nephews; special cousins, Ed Pribble Jr., Valerie Dixon, and Delores Burk; and many other numerous cousins.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL. Following the visitation and in lieu of a service, friends are invited to share stories about Murph. Standard CDC guidelines will be followed, including masks and social distancing.



3 Comments on Dennis Rueter

Ron Kessler said : Guest Report Nov 10, 2021 at 7:12 AM

Murph was a good friend for as long as I can remember and thankfully I still have a fairly good memory. Meeting him at the racetrack or on the streets of Freeburg was always a great time to catch up with one another's exciting life. He will be missed by many. Maria Jose sends her condolences and love as do I.

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Mike Vollmer said : Guest Report Nov 09, 2021 at 9:12 AM

My condolences to Murph’s family. In our youth, Murph taught me about delivering papers. Which dogs to ignore, which were chasers and which were biters. Great life lesson. And if I ever need to get in touch I’ll leave a note on the door. With love Your friend and cousin Mike Vollmer

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Ken Heberer said : Guest Report Nov 03, 2021 at 9:19 AM

I'm so sorry to here this. My sincere condolence's to his family. I went to grade school with Murph and was able to visit with him at the St. Joe's picnic this last September. He was a great guy and I will keep him and his family in my prayers.

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