In loving memory of

Linda M. Rutz
July 13, 1954 - January 14, 2022

Linda M. Rutz, 67 year old resident of Flensburg, MN died Friday, January 14 at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 22 at 11:00 A.M. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Flensburg with Father David Grundman and Father Jimmy Joseph Officiating. A visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Friday, January 21 at Emblom Brenny Funeral Service in Little Falls and from 9:30 A.M. until the hour of the service on Saturday at the church in Flensburg. The burial will be held in the parish cemetery.

Linda M. Rutz was born on July 13, 1954 in Little Falls, MN to the late Melvin and Loretta (Winskowski) Marotte. She grew up in Little Falls where she attended and graduated from Little Falls Community School. She attended St. Benedicts for dietitian. Linda was united in marriage to Kenneth Rutz on July 12, 1975 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Little Falls. The couple established their home near the family farm in Pike Creek Township, Morrison County, Minnesota. Linda worked side by side with her husband, Ken on the farm for over 30 years, while raising the couples five children. She also worked for the United States Postal Service in Pierz and Onamia for 15 years. Linda was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Flensburg and was a member of the choir. She enjoyed crafting, fishing, camping, dancing, gardening, canning, sausage making, playing tennis, walks in the country, biking, board games, playing cards and liars dice with family and friends. Linda and Jason recently purchased a camper, that she used frequently camping at Cedar Lake in Upsala, Cuyuna Park and various campgrounds throughout the state. She loved her family trips to Duluth, Itasca State Park, California, Florida and just spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Linda and Ken enjoyed a Cruise together visiting Belize, Puerto Rico, Honduras, St. Martin and St. Thomas. They also enjoyed a trip to O'Fallon, Illinois to visit her brother Steve and family, sightseeing along the way. She always made sure to make others around her to feel loved and cared for!

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Ken Rutz of Flensburg; children, Jenny (Kyle) Setrum of Marion, Iowa, Matt (LaEva) Rutz of Little Falls, Jason Rutz of Royalton, Nick (Micah) Rutz of Coon Rapids and Tina (Josh) Prokott of Bemidji; grandchildren, Hayley, Braxtyn, Elliott, Rylee, Alayna, Hendrix, Paxton, Cadence, Declan, Connor, Nellie, Finley, Mason and Evelyn; siblings, Ron (Joan) Marotte, Gary (Linda) Marotte, George (Joyce) Marotte, Mark (Jayne) Marotte, Steve (Carolyn) Marotte, Sharon (Dave) Rakow, Marie (Mike) Rakow, Karen (Jim) Mona and Lois (Wayne) Walkoviak and many nieces, nephews cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin and Loretta Marotte. Linda's Video

Emblom Brenny Funeral Service is Cherishing the Memory and Celebrating the Life of Linda. 320-632-4393.


Lori Kneeland wrote on Jan 20, 2022:

"So sorry for the loss of Linda. She always had a contagious smile, that warmed many hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Kurt & Lori Kneeland"

Mike and Louise Frank wrote on Jan 19, 2022:

"Our heartfelt sympathies to all the Rutz family. Linda was a special lady."

Debbie Jelinski Harakel wrote on Jan 18, 2022:

"Sincere sympathy to the Rutz families. "

The Hale Family wrote on Jan 17, 2022:

"Our hearts are with the family. Linda was a great lady! "

Linda Lattimer wrote on Jan 17, 2022:

"So many years have passed. I have sat at your table watched what a loving wonderful mother and wife you were. Your kindness to me and smiles will always be in my heart. Prayers to you Ken and children. Linda Lattimer"

Linda Paycer wrote on Jan 17, 2022:

"Rest In Peace Linda. "

Elizabeth White wrote on Jan 17, 2022:

"Ken and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. Our heart breaks that she is gone. She was such an amazing, caring, and loving person who left her mark in the world. She will never be forgotten but our hearts will forever ache. Praying you will find comfort during this difficult time. With Love, Terry, Beth, Myles and Mazie."

Richard and Cathy Schwientek wrote on Jan 17, 2022:

"Our sympathy from the Schwienteks"

Sue Holtz wrote on Jan 17, 2022:

"Ken and family, I was so saddened to hear of your loss of Linda. My heart goes out to all of you. I met Linda back in the mid 70?s and every time since then when we?d run into each other, we?d always take the time and chat. Always enjoyed seeing her and will always remember her kind smile. Hold on to your memories as they will warm your heart and guide you during this time of sadness. Sue Holtz"

Ardell Killeaney wrote on Jan 17, 2022:

"RIP Linda, you will be missed by many "

Charlie and Dianne Ledbetter wrote on Jan 17, 2022:

"we are so very sorry for the devastating loss of your loved one sympathy, prayers and hugs Charlie and Dianne Ledbetter"

Tom Ledbetter wrote on Jan 17, 2022:

"She was a 1972 classmate of mine may she RIP!!!"

Laure and Dave Zimmermann wrote on Jan 17, 2022:

"Sending sincere sympathy hugs to Ken & family during this unimaginable time. Linda was a sweetheart, with a heart of gold. She will be missed by many. "

Wendy Waltman wrote on Jan 16, 2022:

"Linda was such a kind, loving person, will be missed! "

Sandy Wright-Olson wrote on Jan 16, 2022:

"So sorry for your loss. Heaven gained an awesome angel! "

Dawn & Brad Laager wrote on Jan 16, 2022:

"Our hearts, thoughts & prayers are with Linda's family. Linda was a special, friendly lady who always had a smile for you! She will be greatly missed by so many! May you find strength & comfort in your faith, with your family & friends & in the special memories you will carry with you! Love Dawn & Brad Laager"

Ken and Kathy Garrison Kloss wrote on Jan 16, 2022:

"So sorry for your loss ?"