Francis Joseph Ruetz, formerly of Mildmay passed away at Brucelea Haven, Walkerton on Sunday, February 12, 2017. He was 82. 

Beloved husband of Helene (nee Lobsinger). Loving father of Louise (Frank) Regier of Waterloo, Barb (Mike) Gnepe of Mildmay, Dolly (Dave) Ernst of RR 4 Walkerton, Janice (Peter) Schmidt of Kitchener, Chris (Ken) Ernst of Waterloo and Del (Ken) Hak of Kitchener. Cherished grandfather of 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Alvin Ruetz, Anne Donnelly and Mary Nuernberger and brother-in-law of John Duffy, Shirley Ruetz, Doreen Robson, Martha (Howard) Weppler and Eileen (Bob) Henley. 

Francis was predeceased by his daughter Beverley in infancy; granddaughter Amanda Gnepe; brothers Albert Ruetz, William Ruetz; sister Marguerite Duffy; sisters-in-law Pat Ruetz, Betty Ruetz, Veronica Ruetz; brothers-in-law Ed Donnelly, Richard Nuernberger, Bill Robson and parents John and Clara (nee Hundt) Ruetz. 

Family and friends will be received at Cameron Funeral Home, Walkerton (1106 Yonge Street) on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. with parish prayers at 3:30 p.m. 

Funeral mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, Walkerton (221 Victoria Street) on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Rev. David Weise officiating. 

Spring interment in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Mildmay. 

Memorial donations to the Brucelea Haven Activation Fund would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy. Visit Francis’ Book of Memories at