Robert Keith Ruetten, 86, of Hardy, Arkansas passed away August 29, 2023 at EagleCrest Nursing and Rehab Center in Ash Flat, Arkansas. He was born December 8, 1936 in Wisconsin to Reynold and Helen O'Brien Ruetten. Keith worked as an operational manager of heavy equipment. He was a "jack of all trades" who loved "to tinker" in versatile endeavors. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Mary Ann. As a most benevolent father, Keith is survived by his children: Laura Smith of Hardy, Susan Bennett of Scotia, New York, and Richard K. Ruetten of Schenectady, New York; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; other relatives and good friends. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are with Tri-County Funeral Home, 1540 Hwy. 62/412, Highland, Arkansas.