Matthew Rueter Death, Obituary – Matthew Alan Rueter, 50, of Davenport, died on Thursday, February 9, 2023, in Jamaica. A memorial service will be held at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home in Bettendorf on Thursday, February 23rd at 5:00 p.m. The funeral home will be open for visitors from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Isle of Capri in Bettendorf on Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. It is strongly advised that you dress comfortably. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Heart Association or Give Kids the World Village.
Matthew Rueter was born on August 22, 1972, in Postville, Iowa, to Alan R. and Mary (Kimberly) Rueter. He attended Central DeWitt Community Schools and Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. He was a Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity member, and his brothers dubbed him “Iowa.”
On June 21, 2003, Matt married the love of his life, Penny Perkins, at Olde St. Ann’s Church in Long Grove. He loved being an uncle to his many nieces and nephews, whom he affectionately referred to as “Uncle M-A-T.” He was affectionately known as “Papi” by his four grandchildren.
He enjoyed golf, camping, and travel, as well as spending time with his and Penny’s beloved French bulldogs, Santo and Walter, as well as spending time with family and friends and trying out the newest and best restaurants. He adored the Perkins clan as much as he adored his own.
He was a die-hard fan of the Iowa State Cyclones as well as the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears. Matt spent over 25 years as a senior investment advisor for the Bettendorf Financial Group. He took great pride in making sure the families he served were financially secure.
His wife, Penny of Davenport, survives, as does his mother, Mary Rueter of DeWitt; sister, Kris Boll of Moline, Illinois; brothers, David of DeWitt and Kyle (Amanda) of Eagle Lake, Minnesota; step-children, Kim Sonnenberg of Chicago and Kevin Neilson of Davenport; and grandchildren, Nate Gwinn, Zander Neilson, Benjamin and Louisa Sonnenberg; and brothers-in-law,
Cheryl and Dennis Smith of He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. His father, in-laws, grandparents, brothers-in-law, Dan Perkins and John Walker, and niece, Reagan Smith, all preceded him in death.