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John (Hans) Ruof
October 8, 1868–March 15, 1959

Funeral services for John Ruof, 90, were held Wednesday at the Goettsch Funeral home.
Rev. Dale Wolfgram of the Evangelical and Reformed Church conducted the services and interment was in Oakwood cemetery.
Mr. Ruof died Sunday at John McDonald hospital. He had suffered a fractured hip.
He was born Oct. 8, 1868, at Brienz, Switzerland, the son of Ulrich and Margaret Stahli Ruof. He came to the United States with his parents at 14. They settled in the Monticello community and later moved to Dubuque. Mr. Ruof returned to Monticello and had made his home here for the past 65 years.
He married Emma Bajasch in Dubuque on Jan. 15, 1896. He was employed at McNeil Hardware store. He was also the oldest living member of the Evangelical and Reformed Church.
He is survived by his wife; two daughter, Mrs. Charles (Margaret) Gronewald, Waterloo, and Mrs. Floyd (Thelma) Clark, Paris, Ill.; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
Pallbearers were George Burrichter, George Mardorf, William Behrends, Emil Burrichter, Martin Burrichter, and John Jaggi.

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Source: Monticello Express, 19 Mar 1959, pg. 5, col. 4.

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