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Ruth Gerlich

September 19, 1926 ~ November 30, 2019 (age 93)


September 19, 1926-November 30,2019


Ruth Regina (Rubner) Gerlich died November 30, 2019 in Colorado Springs, Colorado at the age of 93. Ruth was born in Iowa City, Iowa, the daughter of Frank and Mamie (Mary Ann) Rubner. Ruth married Edward Michael Gerlich in 1949 and enjoyed 65 years of marriage until Ed's death in 2014. They made their home and raised 3 children in Sioux City, Iowa. She enjoyed being a homemaker, was an avid gardener and for many years, worked as an Avon representative. Ruth and Ed loved traveling, especially to the mountains of Colorado where Ruth spent her last 2 years.

     Ruth is survived by her 3 children; Wanda Veltkamp, Colorado Springs, CO, Susan Jarosik, Punta Gorda, FL and Gregg (Doris)Gerlich, Blue Springs, MO; 5 grandchildren, Kristen Veltkamp, Sioux City, IA, Whitney(William)Watson, St. Charles, MO, Ross Veltkamp, Colorado Springs, CO, Gretchen Gerlich, Oakdale, MN, Paul Gerlich, Blue Springs, MO, and one great-grandson, Gabriel Watson.

     A service celebrating Ruth's life will be held in Colorado at a later date.

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