Catherine “Cathy” Rue

Catherine “Cathy” Rue

Catherine Rue

Catherine “Cathy” Marthaler Rue , age 89 of Tracy, passed away Friday, March 29, 2019 at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tracy.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at church on Thursday.  Interment will be in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Tracy.  Stephens Funeral Service – Tracy Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Catherine “Cathy” Marthaler Rue was born August 11, 1929 to Simon and Clara (Walz) Marthaler near West Union, Minnesota.  She was baptized, had first communion and was confirmed at her home church in West Union.  Cathy went to country school and received her GED in 1978.  On September 14, 1949 she was united in marriage to Donald Rue.  The couple moved many times and lived in Long Prairie, Tracy and South Dakota.  They eventually settled in Tracy.  After the death of her husband in 1984, Cathy worked as a clerk in Tracy.  She enjoyed church activities and visiting the home bound church members for many years.  Cathy loved sewing, gardening, and her flowers.  In 2014, she sold her house and moved to Twin Circle.   Cathy loved to visit with her family.

Catherine is survived by her three daughters: Barb (Tony) Schons of Alexandria, Sharon Rue of Crystal and Patricia (Eric) Larson of Golden Valley; five grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Tom, three brothers, two sisters-in-law, and one nephew.

8 thoughts on “Catherine “Cathy” Rue”

  1. Larsen's, Randy & Darla

    We would like to express our love, support, and deepest sympathy. Cathy was a special lady…she will be missed by all.

  2. My deepest sympathy to all of Cathy’s family. She was a sweet, kind, soft spoken woman. I will miss seeing her at the clinic.

  3. Sharon, Josh, Monique & Miles,
    May God put his arms around u & comfort you at this time.

    Thinking of you–
    Peg & Linnae

  4. Would like to send our deepest & heartfelt sympathy to Cathy’s family. Our Mom, Etta Arnt, was in the same unit at Twin Circles and spent many a day with Cathy having coffee, visiting & keeping each other company. What a blessing & friend she was to our Mom. Our Mom’s heart is heavy & sad as well as we know yours is with the loss of such a wonderful, beloved person. We all enjoyed our chats with her too while visiting at Twin Circles. You are so blessed to have had such a loved one in your lives. She touched so many with her friendship, love & kindness. She will truly be missed. Blessed be her memory. Etta and the Arnt Family

  5. Nancy Leonard

    Cathy was a wonderful lady and a good friend to my Mother.
    Thoughts and prayers to her Family.
    God Bless you all….

    Chuck & Nancy (Shaw) Leonard

  6. To Cathy’s family, my deepest sympathy. I worked w/ Cathy at The Strawberry Patch in Tracy. She was a fun and lovely lady. She had a great sense of humor and I really enjoyed working w/ and getting to know her. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Jean (Gullickson) Strong

  7. I’m so sorry for your loss. I knew Cathy when I was a clerk in Tracy. We enjoyed having coffee breaks together. She was a great lady.

  8. Angie (Drackley) Dahlberg

    Patti & Family, your mom was such a terrific person. She was another mom to me while growing up! Your family has my deepest sympathy. You will be in my thoughts and prayers

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