Pete Ruthenborg

June 13, 1940April 28, 2021

Magnus Peter “Pete” Ruthenborg, III passed away on April 28, 2021 in Waco, Texas.

Graveside services will be held on Friday, May 7, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Grove Hill Cemetery, 3920 Samuell Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75228.

The family will be hosting a reception immediately following the service.

Pete was born in Dallas, Texas on June 13, 1940 to Magnus Ruthenborg, Jr and Lois Cowley Ruthenborg. He married Linda Muirheid on February 7, 1973. He worked as an electrician and was a member of the IBEW for several years. He found great joy in his marriage of 48 years, Harley Davidson motorcycles, giving “wet willys”, Cuba Libres, his children, grandchildren and his many friends he considered family.

He is survived by his loving wife Linda Ruthenborg, his children Magnus Peter “Dutch” Ruthenborg IV (spouse Britt Ruthenborg), Bradley Ruthenborg (spouse Robin Ruthenborg), Rhonda Ripley (spouse Jeff Ripley) and Michael Ruthenborg, step children, Trudy Estes (spouse Raymond Estes) and Larry Wilson (spouse Mary Wilson). Pete also had 15 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren and a sister Tina Miller of Kansas City.


  • Graveside Service

    Friday, May 7, 2021


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Miles Miller

May 6, 2021

Somewhere around 1980, myself and two others rode our motorcycles from KC to go to the gulf. Pete and Linda took us in, fed us, and then rode with us down to the beach. They left, and then headlights shined through our tents at 3 o'clock in the morning. It was Pete and Linda back with a cooler of life sustaining liquids because he knew we didn't bring any water with us. Uncle Pete was the coolest and I'm proud to be related to him. He certainly had an influence on my life. I speak for all the Millers in Kansas and especially my Mom, Tina, in saying we will miss him, and our hearts are with you.

Rachel Muirheid

May 4, 2021

I'll see you when I get there but I'm going to be late. ❤❤Love you Uncle Pete ❤❤

Viola Phillips

May 3, 2021

Our daughter,Kim, came to Illinois from California for a visit. We were in the church parking lot several blocks from Pete and Linda’s home, when Pete came riding up on his Harley. Bob introduced them and without a “hi” or “glad to meet you” Pete says “Here, wanna see my zipper?” He had just previously had open heart surgery. He was definitely one of a kind and will be missed. RIP. We will meet you in the morning

Bob & “Miss Vie”

Diana (Muirheid) Johnson

May 3, 2021

So many memories. I can't name just 1 thing about Pete. He was funny, he loved to tease me about how I say my last name and how Linda and Omer grew up saying it. He loved to tease, he loved to give wet Willie's. He is truly going to be missed.
Love you cuz

Ruth Kitchens

April 30, 2021

Pete was the second grand child born to our grand parents, Frank and Monnie Cowley, and I was the third. We spent a lot of time together during those early years at our grandparents farm in Oklahoma.
In recent years we kept in touch with a text or phone call and a Christmas card.
I cherish the time that we had on that farm and I will miss him.
My Sympathy to Linda, his children, grandchildren and the rest of his family. Much Love To All Of You!!!