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From: "Peter_McCrae" <>
Subject: BRIEITHREUTZ; Ruth Kaul-28/6/2005-USA
Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2005 17:48:11 +0100

Ruth (Kaul) Brieitkreutz, 90
February 18, 1915 - June 28, 2005
Funeral services for Ruth Breitkreutz were held Saturday, July 2, 2005, at
10:30 a.m., at first American Lutheran Church, Tripp, with the Rev. Michael
J. Jacobson officiating. Music was furnished by the congregation and Karen
Huether, organist.
Interment was made in the Gracehill Cemetery, Tripp, with Goglin-Kelley
Funeral Home, Tripp, in charge of arrangements. Honorary casketbearers were
Chriostpher Kauk and James Fisher. Casketbearers were Vernon Kaul, Terry
Kaul, Edmund Bauder, David Vilhauer, Bud Fisher and Joe Fisher.
Ruth Kaul Breitkreutz was born on February 18, 1915, to Christian and
Christine (Hieb) Kaul, rural Tyndall, and grew up on the family homestead
northwest of Tyndall. After leaving the homestead, she worked as a waitress,
first in Kadaka with her sister, Esther, until the end of WWII, then at the
Corner Cafe in tripp.
She married Alvin Breitkreutz of Tripp in 1954 and they took over the
operation of the Hotel Lois. They continued to operate the hotel and a
liquor store until 1977. They then bought a house and built a liquor store,
and she helped operate both businesses until the store was sold in 1982.
After the death of her husband in 1985, and suffering a stroke in 1988, she
lived in her home until 1998, when she moved to Mitchell to the Mogck
Assisted Living Center.
A heart attack caused her to require nursing home care, and she chose to
move back to Tripp in 2003. She was active in bowling.
She died Tuesday, June 28, at the Tripp Good Samaritan Center at the age of
90 years.
She is survived by her son, Tim (Sherry) Breitkreutz, Dell Rapids; three
grandchildren, Angie Nelson, Bud Fisher and Joe Fisher; 10
great-grandchildren; her brother, Herman Kaul, Tyndall; and sisters, Esther
Weisser, Tripp, and Clara Vilhauer, Salem.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and her siblings,
Julius, Regina Weisser, Theadore, Benjamin, Edna Bauder, Ruben and August.

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