Oehler Funeral Home

2099 Miner Street, Des Plaines, IL


Martin Ruterschmidt

November 8, 1924April 15, 2014

Martin Ruterschmidt, 89, of Niles. Beloved husband of Christine nee Wenz Ruterschmidt; loving father of Herb (Sharon) Ruterschmidt, Moni (Larry) Ruterschmidt-Ryczek and Anita (Steve) Ruterschmidt-Vaughan; caring grandfather of Christina, Eva, Eric,Nikolaus, Charlie and Lili. Survived by relatives in Austria, Germany, and Australia. Visitation Friday 3 to 9pm at Oehler Funeral Home 2099 Miner St. Des Plaines, IL. In state Saturday from 9am until time of service 10am at Messiah Lutheran Church 1605 Vernon Ave. Park Ridge, IL. Interment All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Messiah Lutheran Church.


  • Visitation

    Friday, April 18, 2014

  • Church Visitation

    Saturday, April 19, 2014

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, April 19, 2014

  • Interment

    Saturday, April 19, 2014


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Richard Schuster

May 7, 2014

Herb, Moni and Family, very sorry to hear of the loss of your Father, he was such a nice man. You have my deepest condolences

April 29, 2014

Herb & family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Steve Dekanich (Louisville, TN)

Helen Rally Sheyka

April 22, 2014

Moni, Herb and Family, Sending our deepest sympathies during this time. We will hold your family in our thoughts and prayers. Hold your memories close to your hearts. Helen and Family

Bob Olson

April 18, 2014


So very sorry for your loss. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Eva Dudzik (schreiner)

April 18, 2014

I am so sorry about Mr. Ruterschmidt, he was always so close to my late parents Chris and Katharine Schreiner. My late husband and I were always so very fond of him. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Eva Schreiner Dudzik

Marianne Strumberger

April 17, 2014

To your entire family, we are so sorry for your loss. I will send out the information to our Donauschwaben community. On behalf of everyone, please know that you are all in our prayers!

Marianne and the entire Donauschwaben community

Marguerite O'Connor

April 17, 2014

Anita & Family,
So sorry for your loss. Holding you up in thought & prayer.

April 16, 2014


I am so sorry to hear about your father's passing. I know he was an important person in your life and that he will be sorely missed. Please know that I am thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

With deepest sympathy,

Chris Curcio

April 16, 2014

Moni & Larry

We are so very sorry to learn of the loss of such a great man. He was one tough cookie and certainly enjoyed life and his garden and doing things his way right up until the very end. It is with great sorrow that we send our thoughts, prayers, and love to you and the whole Ruterschmidt family. May he begin his beautiful new journey now in Heaven, and in peace.

Our sincere condolences.

Peggy & Tim Bukar