Art Rytting

Art Rytting, 73, formerly of Wells, Nev., died on Saturday, March 30, 2014, in Cortez. Cortez had been his home for the past several years. He made many good friends there who were like family to him.

He was born in Montello, Nev., on Aug. 1, 1940. He lived in the northern part of Nevada for most of his life.

He was a ranch hand, heavy equipment operator and a long haul driver. A favorite pastime was dancing. He did this at the American Legion Hall in Cortez.

Art was the son of Darrel and Edna Rytting, both deceased. He is survived by a daughter, Ronnie Lynn of Montana; one sister, Mary Beagley and husband, Steve; and one brother, Tim Rytting and wife, Tina both of Bakersfield, Calif. he is predeceased by two brothers, Darrel Lee and Monte Kurt. He is also survived by many nephews and nieces. He is also predeceased by his faithful companion, his dog “Rope.”

The family thanks those who checked on Art often. It helped to know you were there for him.

Services will be held at a later date. For information, contact the Ute Mountain American Legion at 970-565-8151. Arrangements are being made through Ertel Funeral Home. For information, click on the obituary section at