Marion Lee Ruhter, born Aug. 10, 1947, to Virgil P. and Mildred Ruhter in McGill, Nev., passed away Sunday, May 15, 2011, at his home in Shoshone.
He was the second of six children. He had two brothers, Paul and Lynn Ruhter, and three sisters, Carol Reynolds, Sandy Carney and Gayleen Lyne.
Marion graduated from Buhl High School in 1965 and married Sharyn Harmon in 1966. They later divorced. The couple had three children, Tonja (Kelly) Drake of Shoshone, Bryan (Rebecca) Ruhter of Carey and Kristie Ruhter of Twin Falls. He had six grandchildren, Charles and Daniel Drake, Auden and Amarah Ruhter and Zaine and Zanden Sterner.
Marion honorably served his country as a Marine in Vietnam, where he received an accommodation for bravery above and beyond the call of duty.
Marion was a successful businessman, owning and operating his tire and service shop in McMinnville, Ore., as well as Ketchum, Jerome and Bellevue, Idaho, from 1975 until his retirement.
Marion married Linda Marie from Carey in 1996. They later divorced.
Marion was an avid outdoorsman, loving everything from hunting and fishing to riding snow machines to creating a beautiful yard and garden.
Marion passed his love of all of this on to his children, who will miss him greatly.
Marion was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil P. Ruhter and Mildred Mae (Brown) Ruhter.
Per Marion's request, there will not be a funeral. However, he requested that a celebration of life and picnic be held for family and friends at the Shoshone City Park on June 25, 2011, at 2 p.m. Bring a covered dish.