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904 W. Washington Street
Cuba, MO 65453
Phone: 573-885-3355
Fax: 573-885-3913
Ralph Rutz

Ralph J. Rutz

Tuesday, October 6th, 1931 - Thursday, December 24th, 2020
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Ralph J. Rutz of Cuba, Missouri was born on Tuesday, October 6, 1931 in Oak Hill, Missouri to the union of Walter L. and Laura E. (Tayloe) Rutz. He left from this life on Thursday, December 24, 2020 at University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri at the age of 89 years.

Ralph was united in marriage to Elizabeth Blount on October 17, 1954 and to this union three children were born Vicki Ann, David and Mary Beth.

Ralph honorably served his country in the United States Air Force. He retired from Yellow Freight in 1994, after thirty years of dedicated service. In 1993, he became the co-owner of Interstate Regional Stockyards in Cuba. He enjoyed trucking cattle, being a cattle farmer and helping local people market their cattle.

Ralph is preceded in death by his parents Walter L. and Laura E. (Tayloe) Rutz; one daughter Vicki Ann Rutz; one son David Rutz; three brothers Earl and wife Emma Rutz, Haskel and wife Pauline Rutz, George Rutz.

Those who are left to treasure his memory and to continue his legacy are his loving wife of sixty-six years Elizabeth “Speedy” Rutz of the home; one daughter Mary Beth and husband Scott Abolt of Cuba, Missouri; two granddaughters Abigail “Abby” and husband Garrett Wishon of Steelville, Missouri, Faith Rutz of Norfolk, Virginia; one sister-in-law Mary Clay of Cuba, Missouri; two cousins Warren Rutz of Granburg, Texas and Fern Kramme of Owensville, Missouri; nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and many friends.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Mizell Funeral Home 904 W. Washington St. Cuba, Missouri.

Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 1:00 p.m. at Mizell Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Mace, officiating.

Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.

Honored to be serving as pallbearers are Scott Abolt, Garrett Wishon, Michael Clay, Ian Clay, Eddie Rutz, Eric Rutz,

If desired, memorials would be appreciated to Crawford County 4-H Livestock 842 Hwy. O Cuba, Missouri 65453.

The Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba is honored to be serving the Rutz family.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, December 29th, 2020 | 10:00am - 1:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, December 29th, 2020 10:00am - 1:00pm
    Location
    Mizell Funeral Home
    Address
    904 W. Washington St.
    CUBA, MO 65453
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  • Service

    Tuesday, December 29th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, December 29th, 2020 1:00pm
    Location
    Mizell Funeral Home
    Address
    904 W. Washington St.
    CUBA, MO 65453
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    Officiant
    Pastor Gary Mace
  • Interment

    Location
    Oak Hill Cemetery
    Address
    Hwy. CC & Hwy. C
    CUBA, MO 65453
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I worked with Ralph for many years. We used to stop at the same truck stops. The last time I saw Ralph was at my Fathers funeral in 2013. He joked with my wife that he had ate supper with me more than she had. He was a great man and certainly enjoyed every time I spent time with him. God Bless you Ralph and all those who will miss you.
 
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So sorry for your loss. He was such a good person and will be missed by many. Our prayers are with the family.
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