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Gene Donald Reutter

June 10, 1943 — November 10, 2022

Gene D. Reutter, 79, of Ogden, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2022, at Stratford Specialty Care in Stratford, Iowa.

A visitation for Gene will be held from 5-8 P.M. on Monday, November 14, 2022 at Carson-Stapp Funeral Home in Ogden, Iowa. A private family graveside ceremony will be held at later date at Union Cemetery in Boxholm. 

Gene Donald Reutter, son of Donald and Mabel (Hedblom) Reutter was born on June 10, 1943, in Ogden, Iowa. He attended Grand Community School in Boxholm, Iowa, graduating with the class of 1963. He enlisted in the National Guard in 1963, and was honorably discharged in 1969.

On June 3, 1967, Gene was united in marriage to Karen Ann Lennon at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Duncombe, Iowa. The couple lived and farmed in Grant Township near Boxholm for 43 years. Gene and Karen moved to Ogden in 2009. Karen passed away on January 31, 2014.

Gene fondly reminisced growing up together with his brothers and sisters on the farm. Gene enjoyed sharing stories about the mischief that they would get into, as well as the nicknames that they all are now known by. Because of this, many in the community only knew him as ‘Jake’. In his teenage years, he enjoyed playing basketball and baseball at Grand Community. He often boasted that he sold his first car, a 61 Ford Galaxy, to purchase his first tractor, an Allis-Chalmers XT190 shortly after graduation.

Gene enjoyed most being with his friends, driving around checking crops, spending time with his family, and having a good steak. He was the most generous person and always had a smile or laugh on his face. He had the best jokes – he was always “Out-standing in his field”. His most prized gifts were his grandchildren. His best day was being able to visit or watch them in their school events. He never missed a Christmas or Birthday – he was the greatest Papa.

In addition to his parents, Gene was also preceded in death by his wife, Karen; sisters, Dorothy Davidson, Donna Gillis, Darlene Reutter, Rosella Gordon, and Roberta Clausen; brothers, Ronald Reutter and Robert Reutter; and sister-in-law, Margaret Reutter.

Survivors include his son, Cory Reutter of Boone; daughter, Lori (Josh) Doran of Ogden; five grandchildren, Bailey, Megan, Jake, Ryder, and Jane; four sisters, Marjorie (Ken) Peterson, Marilyn (Jerry) Stumbo, Geraldine (Barry) Martin, and Marlene Rabern; three brothers, Larry (Jackie) Reutter, Leo Reutter, and Gary (Vicki) Reutter; brother-in-law, Roy Clausen; sisters-in-law, Ruth Reutter and Jan Reutter.

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