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 www.rennerfh.com.
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.