Rev. Joseph J. Rueter

Rev. Joseph J. Rueter
Rev. Joseph J. Rueter

Pastors / Rectors

Native of Covington, KY

Accepted as a student for the Diocese:   August, 1939

Education:         St. Gregory Seminary, Mt. Washington, Ohio
Mt. St. Mary Seminary, Norwood, Ohio

Ordained by:     Bishop Mulloy, October 19, 1946, St. Mary Cathedral, Covington, Ky.

First Solemn Mass: October 20, 1946, St. Aloysius Church, Covington, Ky.

1946-1947        Faculty, Lexington Catholic High School

1946-1947        Asst. Pastor, St. Paul’s Lexington, Ky.

1947-1948        Asst. Pastor, St. Joseph Parish Cold Spring, Ky.

1947-1948        Faculty, Newport Catholic High School

1948-1954        Asst. Pastor, Blessed Sacrament Parish, Ft. Mitchell, KY

1948-1954        Faculty, Covington Latin School

1954                 Chaplain, Visitation Sisters Convent, Georgetown, KY

1954-1955        Grad. Studies at Marquette Univ., Milwaukee

1955-1959        Asst. Pastor, St. Catherine Parish, Ft. Thomas, KY

1955-1959        Faculty, Seminary of St. Pius X

1959-1960        Administrator, Peter & Paul Parish, California

1960-1968        Pastor, All Saints Parish, Walton, KY

1960-1968        Faculty, Seminary of St. Pius X

1968-1983        Pastor, Christ the King Parish, Lexington, KY

1983-1996        Pastor, Sts. Boniface & James Parish, Ludlow, KY

1993 –               Retirement; Residence St. Joseph Rectory, Cold Spring, KY

2010                 Died September 14, 2010 at St. Elizabeth Hospice,
Edgewood, KY.


Fr. Rueter    Obituary

Rev. Joseph RUETER (1923 – 2010)

Rev. Joseph John Rueter, 87, of Fort Thomas, passed away on September 14, 2010 at St.
Elizabeth Hospice, Edgewood, KY. Fr. Rueter grew up in Covington and graduated from
Covington Latin School. He then went to St. Gregory Seminary, Mt. Washington and did
his Theology at Mt. St. Mary Seminary, Norwood. Post-Graduate work was at Xavier
University and Marquette University. Fr. was ordained on October 19, 1946 by Most Rev.
William T. Mulloy at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Covington,Ky. From 1946 – 1955, Fr. was part of
the faculty at Lexington Catholic High School, Newport Catholic High School, Covington
Latin and St. Pius seminary. His assistant assignments were at St. Paul Church,
Lexington, KY., St. Joseph Church, Cold Spring, Blessed Sacrament Church, Ft. Mitchell,
and St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Ft. Thomas. From 1960 to 1993, he was Pastor of All
Saints Church, Walton, Christ the King Church, Lexington, KY.,and Sts. Boniface and
James Church, Ludlow, KY. He was preceded in death by his Sister, Ruth Matracia, and
Brother, Billy Rueter. Fr. Rueter is survived by his Brother – Raymond (Jayne) Rueter of
Florence, KY; 10 Nieces and Nephews, 12 Great Nieces and Nephews, and 9 Great Great
Nieces and Nephews. Visitation 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Friday, September 17, 2010 at St.
Joseph Church, Cold Spring, Visitation also Saturday before Mass from 9:00 am – 9:45 am
at church. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2010, 10:00
AM at the St. Joseph Church, Cold Spring. Burial will take place in the St. John’s Cemetery
Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky. Please join the family for a reception at St. Joseph Memorial Hall
following Mass and burial. Memorials are suggested to the Priests’ Retirement Fund, P.O.
Box 15550, Covington, KY. 41015-0550. DOBBLING, MUEHLENKAMP & ERSCHELL FUNERAL
HOME serving the family.