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John Rutt

John Rutt

Tuesday, July 25th, 1939 Thursday, December 12th, 2019

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Obituary for John Jacob Rutt

John Jacob Rutt, 80, of Farmersville, passed from this life to his eternal home on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at his home of an ongoing illness.
Born in Earl Twp., he was a son of the late Jacob N. and Lizzie S. (Groff) Rutt. He was married 59 years on October 1 to Esther E. (Zimmerman) Rutt.
John founded the Farmersville Furniture Store in 1965, the Farmersville Auction in 1972, and Rutt Grave Digging service in 1966. He retired as an auctioneer in 2005 and from grave digging in 1996.
He was a member of Martindale Mennonite Church. He served as a former board member of the Pennsylvania Relief Sale and the Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association. He enjoyed his cabin in Mifflin County, auctions, hunting, traveling, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Surviving in addition to his wife are seven children, Faye (Roy) Reiff of Manheim, Jane (Daniel) Martin of Ashland, OH, Sandra (James) Martin of Ephrata, Larry (Beverly) Rutt of Ephrata, Lester (Doris) Rutt of Lititz, John, II (Andrea) Rutt of Ephrata, and Nelson (Christa) Rutt of Ephrata; 29 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; seven brothers and sisters, Mervin (Anna Mary) Rutt of Mt. Joy, Elmer (Ruth) Rutt of New Holland, L. Lavern (Ruth) Rutt of Mt. Joy, Mary Lou Nolt of Denver, Raymond (Marilyn) Rutt of Lititz, Anna Frances (Dale) Nissley of Middletown, and Curvin (Arlene) Rutt of Denver; and a sister-in-law, Irene Rutt.
Preceding him in death is a brother, Clarence Rutt.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 16 at 10 am at Martindale Mennonite Church, 171 Hurst Road, Ephrata. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing will be held at the church on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm and on Monday from 9-10 am. Kindly omit flowers. To send the family online condolences visit us at www.groffeckenroth.com. Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, December 15th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Martindale Mennonite Church
    171 Hurst Rd.
    EPHRATA, PA
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    Sunday, December 15th, 2019
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    Sunday, December 15th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Martindale Mennonite Church
    171 Hurst Rd.
    EPHRATA, PA
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Sunday, December 15th, 2019
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Third Visitation

    Monday, December 16th, 2019 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    Martindale Mennonite Church
    171 Hurst Rd.
    EPHRATA, PA
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Monday, December 16th, 2019
    9:00am - 10:00am
  • Service

    Monday, December 16th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Martindale Mennonite Church
    171 Hurst Rd.
    EPHRATA, PA
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Monday, December 16th, 2019
    10:00am
    Officiant
    Daryl Weaver
    Co-Celebrant
    David A. Sensenig
  • Interment

    Martindale Mennonite Cemetery
    171 Hurst Rd.
    EPHRATA, PA
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |

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Wilma Stoltzfus

Dear Esther and family,
So sorry for your loss. And I'm so sorry I didn't know about John's passing until this evening. I would have so wanted to come to the viewing, but didn't know about it. Prayers are with your family. Love you!
Wilma Stoltzfus
Comment | Posted at 09:27pm via Condolence
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Dolly Kline

So sorry for your loss prayers for you and your family Dolly Kline
Comment | Posted at 06:10pm via Condolence
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you. With deepest sympathy, John, Janice and the Briggs Auction Family
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