Ruby Jean Luttmann
April 24, 1926 ~ December 3, 2013
Ruby Jean Luttmann, age 87, of Elma, IA., formerly of Rockwell, Iowa died Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at Riceville Family Care and Therapy Center in Riceville, Iowa. Ruby Jean Luttmann was born on April 24, 1926 to Vaughn and Mamie (Hill) Thompson in Iron Mountain, MI. Ruby’s family moved several times throughout her childhood. Ruby attended school in Hampton, IA. She was united in marriage to Lincoln Voy on September 13, 1942 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. The couple made their home near Ackley, IA and lived in Hampton, Dows, Rockwell and then, Elma. Ruby was employed by Sara Lee in New Hampton. She was married to Martin Luttmann on September 18, 1976 in Mason City at the First United Methodist Church. Ruby enjoyed cleaning, quilting and being with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a member of St. Peters Lutheran Church of Rockwell and St. Paul’s Maple Leaf Church of Elma. Ruby is survived by her son Donald Voy of Elma, IA; grandchildren Christy (Randy) Boehmer of Alta Vista, IA, Jackie (Bill) Edgar of Elma, IA, Tricia (Corey) Steere of Elma, IA; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; sisters Ruth Hennick of Huxley, IA and Margaret Kuhns of Sherman TX; brothers Bill (Judy) Thompson of Ames, IA and Dick (Mary) Thompson of Maperly, MO and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents Vaughn and Mamie Thompson; husbands Lincoln Voy and Martin Luttmann; sister Lulu Wakefield and two sons at birth.
Please accept our sincere condolences. May the words quoted from this song bring you a measure of comfort as it did for us.
”If a man should die, can he live again?
Hear the promise God has made:
He will call; The dead will answer.
They shall live at his command.
For he will have a longing
For the work of his own hand.
So have faith, and do not wonder,
For our God can make us stand.
And we shall live forever,
As the work of his own hand ”(Job 14:13-15)
Ruby will certainly be missed. I am so glad I had the pleasure of getting to know her the past year at the Nursing Home. She had so much fun on the golf cart ride, going to see the flowers and Holloween was the greatest day for her. So much fun dancing with her!!
She is with Martin now that is where she longed to be for many months!
To Don and all of Ruby’s family, I had the pleasure of working with Ruby at Sara Lee. She was a very kind and special lady. Always smiling and loved to talk about her grandchildren and her family. May all the wonderful memories give you comfort and peace during this time of sadness. She was one of the special friends that I always kept in my heart. So glad our paths crossed. With Sympathy Marlene Sowers
Had the good luck to get to know Ruby when we both worked at Sara Lee. She was such a delight to know and love all of these years. We exchanged Christmas cards every year and kept up with each other’s lives. One year when my husband and I were back to Iowa we went to see her on the farm where she lived with her second husband . With much sympathy to her family. Norma Holanchock,,, Las Vegas NV