NEW ULM - Malonie Rueckert, 82, of New Ulm, died Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at Prairie Senior Cottages in New Ulm.
Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, August 31 at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm with Father Tony Hesse officiating. Burial will follow in the New Ulm City Cemetery.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Thursday and 7:30-10:30 a.m. Friday at Minnesota Valley Funeral Home. To sign the guest book or to leave an online condolence for her family go to www.mvfh.org.
Malonie is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Catherine and Allen Hoffman, Karen and Rodney Sanchez, Christine and Robert Meier, all of New Ulm, Scott Eckstein of Morgan, James Lingenhag of San Antonio, Texas; sons and daughter-in-law, Robert and Cynthia Rueckert, and James Rueckert, all of New Ulm; grandchildren, Jacob Rueckert, Jaydon Rueckert, Taylor Rueckert, Sarah (Jeremy) Alford, Ashley Hoffman, Dustin Lingenhag, Travus (special friend, Lindsae) Meier, Benjamin Meier, Tim (Ashley) Meier, Joshua (Alissa) Eckstein, Nathan Eckstein, Seryne Mullins, Hollie (fianc, Chrys) Sanchez, Dereck Sanchez; twelve great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Violet Bushard of New Ulm; brothers, Harold Kuehn of New Ulm and Howard Kuehn of St. Paul.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Eldren in 1983; daughter, Carmen in 2012; son-in-law, Staff Sergeant Kevin Witt; brothers, Roman and John Kuehn; sisters-in-law, Verna Kuehn, Betty Kuehn, Dorothy Kuehn, Mildred Rueckert; and brother-in-law, Edward Rueckert.
Malonie Rose Kuehn was born October 23, 1929 in New Ulm to John and Rose (Thedens) Kuehn. She attended Catholic School in New Ulm. In May of 1958, Malonie was united in marriage to Eldren Rueckert at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. Malonie was a stay at home mom when her children were young and then became a home health aide in the late '70s. She retired in her late '60s. Malonie enjoyed rummage sales, flower gardening, baking, reading, doing puzzles, and visiting with friends and family. She enjoyed having company,and everyone was always welcome to visit her. She was a member of Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm.