Ruth I (Maple) Sautter Braunagel

Born: Mon., Mar. 6, 1922
Died: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Tue., Feb. 12, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Feb. 12, 2019
Location: Hartman Sons Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Feb. 13, 2019
Location: Hartman Sons Funeral Home

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Columbus Grove, Ohio

Ruth I Sautter Braunagel, age 96, died peacefully on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Hilty Memorial Home in Pandora, Ohio.  She was born on March 6, 1922 in Millersburg, Ohio to Frank Maple and Nellie (Wheaton) Maple.

Ruth was married to Andrew Sautter in 1945.  Andrew died in 1979.  She then married Harold Braunagel in 1988, who died in 1992.  She also had two brothers who preceded her in death; Robert Maple and William Maple.  

Ruth was a graduate of Baldwin Wallace College, 1944 with a degree in Dietetics, where she was a member of the Delta Zeta Sorority.  She then graduated from Bluffton College with a degree in Education.  Ruth worked as a Dietitian for Chicago Veterans Hospital from 1944-45, and later was Head Dietitian at Blanchard Valley Hospital for many years until the mid-1960's.  She then taught Science and Home Economics at Vaughnsville Junior High, and later was the Head Home Economics Teacher at Columbus Grove High School until her retirement.  

Ruth was a member of Columbus Grove Christian Church, Putnam County Retired Teachers, Daughters of the American Revolution, The Ladies of the Skillet, and the Bluffton Senior Citizens Band, among others.  

She is survived by her daughter Flora (Dan) Branson of Vanlue, Ohio, and son Jack (Deb) Sautter of Columbus Grove, Ohio.  As well as Grandchildren: Chris (Noelle) Sautter, Mike (Jen) Sautter, Becky (Brian) Fruchey, Phil (Lauren) Sautter, Tammy (Jason) Kinsinger, Daniel Moser (Deceased), Jen (Margaret) Branson-Scala, and Craig (Cathy) Branson.  And Great-Grandchildren: Brayden, Teyah, Trey, Jaylen, Evan, Gage, Riley, Collin, and Ella Sautter; Lauren and Andrew Branson; Aubrey, Kaylee, and Ty Kinsinger; and Delaney and Haddie Fruchey.

Ruth loved cooking, gardening, singing, playing the piano and violin, following her grandkids sports and achievements, loved being with family and friends, and she enjoyed all the activities at the Hilty Home for many years and very much enjoyed all the visitors she had.  She loved her church and all its members, and really enjoyed sending cards to everyone for any occasion and sometimes even just to send one.

Visitation will be held at Hartman Sons Funeral Home, Columbus Grove, Ohio on Tuesday, February 12 where friends may call from 2:00 - 4:00pm and 6:00 - 8:00pm.  

A memorial service for Ruth will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 13 at 11:00am.  Pastor Geoffrey Eubank officiating.  Burial will be in Truro Cemetery, Columbus Grove, following the services.

Memorial donations may be made to the Columbus Grove Christian Church

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Lisa Johnson
   Posted Sun February 10, 2019
So sorry for your loss, she was a wonderful person and great teacher. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Kimberly Ehrhardt Ott
   Posted Mon February 11, 2019
Sorry to hear of Ruth s passing she was a wonderful person and teacher.Parayers sent to the family

Jerry Hoersten
   Posted Mon February 11, 2019
Marcia and I offer our heart felt condolences to your family for the loss of such a wonderful lady. May she Rest In Peace.

Jerry and Marcia Hoersten

Lisa Jones
   Posted Mon February 11, 2019
I'm so sorry for your loss! I got to know Ruth while I was in high school. I never took Home Ec in HS (my Jr. High home ec teacher ruined that for me!), but I sang with Ruth in the church choir for many years. Ruth was kind and was very encouraging to me. She had a way of seeing the best in every person, and made you want to be who she thought you really were. She was a wonderful woman, and I'm sure she's had a tremendous influence on your family.

Linda Coffey
   Posted Mon February 11, 2019
A very special lady has joined God. I will always have good memories of her as a teacher and she continues to bring a smile to me when I think of her. Prayers to the family for your loss.

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