James Ruter, 69, of Prior Lake and a native of Renville, passed on May 6. Visitation on May 13, 4-7 p.m. at Ballard Sunder Funeral and Cremation in Shakopee, Minn. Funeral Service on May 14, 11 a.m. at Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church in Prior Lake, Minn. with one hour visitation prior to Funeral from 10-11 a.m. 

James is survived by Son, Shawn (Ashley Naus) Ruter; Life Partner, Bach Tong; Siblings, Susan (Rick Lorence) Adams, Roger Ruter, Laura (Brent) LaFavor; and many other loving friends and family. James is preceded by Parents; Harold and Alice; Son, Sam Ruter; Siblings; Bruce Ruter and Nancy Ruter.