Yvonne M. A. “Bonnie” Rutz

Yvonne M. A. “Bonnie” Rutz, age 75 of Pocahontas, IL, died Friday, April 01, 2016, at Greenville Regional Hospital in Greenville, IL.

She was born on Thursday, April 25, 1940, in Highland, IL, the daughter of Wilbur E. and Lenore (nee Gall) Frey.

On Saturday, January 28, 1961, she married Ronald J. “Chief” Rutz at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, who survives.

She was a member of Saint Gertrude Catholic Church, Grantfork, IL, Altar Sodality of the Church(Treasurer); Helvetia Sharpshooters Society (Honorary Member); Catholic Fraternal Life (CFL); Grantfork Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary(Charter Member); Clinton County Live Stock Barn (Secretary).

Mrs. Rutz was born at Highland, IL and grew up on the family farm northeast of Pocahontas, IL. She was a 1958 graduate of St.Paul High School in Highland. After High School, she had worked for Moseman Plumbing in Highland (later became Houseman Supply Company). She also worked part-time at Homer Rusteberg, CPA; As a Special Education Bus Driver for Zobrist Bus Lines for 10 years; in maintenance for Zobrist Coach Lines for 8 years; and at Grantfork Meat Market for over 10 years. She and her husband operated a farm east of Grantfork where she drove tractor & combine and did all the things that a farmer’s wife did – large garden, cooked for the help, fed the animals,.. Bonnie also baked wedding cakes and other baked goods for weddings for 18 years. She enjoyed quilting and had made quilts for all of her children and grandchildren. For over 50 years she had been active in the Grantfork Homecoming Parade – planning/building floats/coordinating.

Survivors include:
Husband – Ronald J. “Chief” Rutz, Pocahontas, IL
Daughter – Robin M. L. (Jeffrey”Chuckie”) Mettler, Highland, IL
Son – Kevin A.”Rookie” (Lori) Rutz, Alhambra, IL
Daughter – Gena M. (Timothy) Daiber, Vandalia, IL
Son – Bryan L. (Kristina) Rutz, Highland, IL
Brother – Gerald A.”Jerry” (Sandy) Frey, Sun City , FL
Sister – Donna L. (Robert) Guetterman, Branson, MO
Brother In-law – Lewis F. Workman, Pocahontas, IL
Grandchild – Rene K, (Dustin) Barr, Alhambra, IL
Grandchild – Rhonda M. (Todd) Schulte, St. Rose, IL
Grandchild – Jordan D. Mettler, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Jerritt R. Mettler, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Dylan J. Rutz, Alhambra, IL
Grandchild – Mallory M. Rutz, Alhambra, IL
Grandchild – Iris A. (Fiance Jeff Bradley) Daiber, Vandalia, IL
Grandchild – Isaac D. Daiber, Vandalia, IL
Grandchild – Isaiah A. Daiber, Vandalia, IL
Grandchild – Isabelle F. Daiber, Vandalia, IL
Grandchild – Ivan I. Daiber, Vanadlia, IL
Grandchild – Ike N. Daiber, Vandalia, IL
Grandchild – Ivy E. Daiber, Vandalia, IL
Grandchild – Kaitlin R. Rutz, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Kali R. Rutz, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Kyle R. (Terrisa) Gehrig, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Emily A.B (Significant Other-Josh Giedemann) Gehrig, O’Fallon, IL
Great Grandchild – Carlie Mettler
Great Grandchild – Laila Barr
Great Grandchild – Teagan Barr
Great Grandchild – Maris Barr
Great Grandchild – Aubrey Barr
Great Grandchild – Kanon Gehrig
Great Grandchild – Will Schulte

She was preceded in death by:
Father – Wilbur E. Frey [DOD 9/19/96]
Mother – Lenore L. “Babe” Frey, nee Gall [DOD 2/14/10]
Sister – Barbara E. Workman [DOD 1/5/03]
Brother – Wayne J. “Wiener” Frey DOD 7/12/11].

Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, April 8, 2016, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL and from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM on Saturday, April 9, 2016, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 AM on Saturday, April 9, 2016, at Saint Gertrude Catholic Church in Grantfork, IL, with Father Scott A. Snider, Pastor, officiating.

Interment will be at Saint Gertrude Catholic Cemetery in Grantfork, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Gertrude Catholic Church; Grantfork Volunteer Fire Department.

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