Amelia Rutten, 97Amelia Marie Rutten, age 97 of Osakis, died Sunday, June 10, 2012 at Community Memorial Home in Osakis, where she was a resident.
Amelia Marie Rutten, age 97 of Osakis, died Sunday, June 10, 2012 at Community Memorial Home in Osakis, where she was a resident.
Amelia was born November 15, 1914 in Spruce Hill Township, Douglas County to Alex and Stephanie (Summerauer) Zimmel. As a young woman, Amelia worked for various neighbors doing housework. She married Harry Rutten on June 27, 1939 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Belle River.
For more than 68 years, Harry and Amelia dairy farmed side by side on the north side of Lake Osakis. After Harry’s death in 2007, Amelia moved to the Community Memorial Home in Osakis. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church and St. Mary’s Mission group.
Amelia was an excellent gardener and could often be found out working in her flower and vegetable beds. She kept busy during the winter months doing needlework and baking goodies to share with anyone who stopped in to visit.
Amelia is survived by several nieces and nephews and her special friends, Darwin and Sue Sibell.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry; two brothers, Ernest and Ray Zimmel; and a sister, Angeline Zimmel.
A Mass of Resurrection was held on Wednesday, June 13 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Osakis with Fr. Herb Gappa officiating. Musicians were the church funeral choir. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery in Osakis with pallbearers Ray Rutten, Ken Rutten, Alex Rutten, Donald Rutten, Derrick Anderson and Derek Stoetzel.
Arrangements are with Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis; www.royhetland.com.
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