Joanne Rutter

Joanne Ruth (Davis) Rutter, 82, of Dunkerton, passed away at home on May 2, 2020 surrounded by family. Joanne was born on July 29, 1937 in Aredale, Iowa to Wendell and Bernice (Lind) Davis.

On November 20, 1956, Joanne united in marriage to LeRoy “Pete” Rutter in Fullerton, California. Joanne worked as a bus driver for Dunkerton Community Schools for 16 years until retiring in 1984. She was a lifetime member of the Cedar Falls AMVETS Post 49, and enjoyed playing cards, karaoke, and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Joanne was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers-in-law, Anthony Frost and Gerald Rutter; three children, Cherene, Larry, Jerry; and a nephew, Todd Frost.

Left to cherish her memory are a sister, LaDonna Frost of Gilbertville; two daughters, Patricia (David) Chase of Fairbank and Lori (Larry Jr.) Garbes of Dunkerton; six grandchildren, Nicole (Brad) Grieves, Benjamin Chase, Heather Crandall, Kody (Cheyenne) Crandall, Tina (Roy) Hogan-Garbes, and Larry III Garbes; and nine great grandchildren, Chase Grieves, KayLynn Grieves, Anthony Garbes, Mariane Hogan-Garbes, Cole Grieves, Christopher Crandall, Kinnick Grieves, Kylee Crandall, and Elaina Hogan-Garbes.

At this time, a private family service will be held for Joanne followed by entombment at Garden of Memories. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the family.


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