Ruth Mary Weiglein

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Ruth M. Weiglein, age 91, of Ionia, IA, passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton, IA. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Ionia, IA with Father Brian Dellaert celebrating. Burial will be held in St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery at Ionia with Cory Phillips, Marshall Phillips, Kate Shoemaker, Zac Weiglein, Tad Weiglein and Josh Shoemaker serving as casket bearers. Visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00 AM on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Ionia, IA. Online condolences for Ruth’s family may be left at Memorials may be directed to the family. Ruth Mary Weiglein was born on April 15, 1925 to Alex and Anna (Jacobs) Diederich on a farm near Ionia, IA. She attended and graduated from St. Boniface Catholic School in Ionia in 1942. Ruth then worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital in New Hampton, IA. She was united in marriage to Frank Weiglein on April 29, 1946 in Southern Pines, NC. The couple made their home in Waterloo where she was employed at Rath Packing Plant. Later they moved to Ionia where Ruth and Frank owned Weiglein’s Tavern for 15 years. She worked at the Uptown Café in Charles City for several years. She later was a dispatcher at the Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Office until she retired. Ruth enjoyed playing and working bingo, cooking, and volunteering at church. She especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren and receiving phone calls from family and visits from friends especially her dearest friend. She was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and the Rosary Society. Ruth is survived by her children Bob (Cyndy) Weiglein of Hiawatha, IA and Terry (Tim) Phillips of Ionia, IA; grandchildren Cory (Erin) Phillips, Kate (Josh) Shoemaker, Marshall (Lindsey) Phillips, Zac (Jacki) Weiglein and Tad (Laura) Weiglein; nine great grandchildren; and brother Alex (Iona) Diederich Jr of Hiawatha, IA. She was preceded in death by her parents Alex and Anna Diederich; husband Frank in 1982; sisters Ellen Laures, Rosemary Reuter, and Betty Basche; brothers Pete and Paul.

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  1. Our sympathy to the entire family on the passing of Ruth. Our thoughts and prayers remain with you all.

  2. She was a great lady. I am sure she is resting in peace with her Lord now. Our prayers to all of her family.
    Dick and Debbie Bonfig

  3. Terri, Bob and families ~~ was so sorry to hear about the passing of Ruth. Terri, I know you and I had recent conversations about your Mom. She is now resting eternally in the arms of the Lord. Keep all your memories close to your heart at this difficult time. God bless all of you.

  4. Terri, Tim and family,
    Sending My Deepest Sympathy to you on Your Loss od Loved One. Prayers and Thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

  5. Thoughts and prayers with Ruth’s family at this most difficult time. Know that she is no longer suffering and is at peace with the Lord.

  6. Bob and Terry and families. I remember your mom from when I was still pretty young. While riding with Dad in his truck we would stop at the Tavern for lunch or a refreshment. She was always such a nice lady and I think she now and then got me an extra pop when Dad and Uncle Vince might have had a couple refreshments at the end of a day.
    Our thoughts and prayers to all of you.

  7. May the memories of your loved one Ruth fill your thoughts today. I remember her smile and laugh. All our thoughts and prayers. David and Jeanne Roder

  8. Our deepest sympathy to Ruth’s family. We both had the privilege of working with “Grandma Ruth” at the Sheriff’s Office. Thank you for your service. God bless you and Rest In Peace!
    Lance and Jan Manson

  9. Our sympathy to all of Ruth’s family. We have a lot of special memories of Ruth throughout the years. Duane & Pat Lynch

  10. Terri, Bob and families, so sorry on your loss, Ruth was a GREAT lady and a large part of all of us who grew up in Ionia, Prays and thoughts are with you at your time of loss

  11. Terry, Tim & Family. Our deepest sympathy and thoughts and prayers are with you. Ruth was
    a very special lady giving so much of her time over the years to St. Boniface Church. Ruth also had
    the insight to start St. Boniface Bingo which has turned out to be a very worthwhile fundraising project
    and who would of thought after 28 years we’re still going strong. Thank you Ruth for everything.
    May God Bless.

  12. Thoughts and prayers to Terry, Bob and their families. Ruth was a special lady to so many. I have many fond memories of her. She always had a smile for you and she always made time to visit. She will be dearly missed. Love and hugs

  13. Bob, Terry & Family. We just want you to know that you are all in our thoughts & prayers. We all have such fun memories of your mom growing up in Ionia. She is truly a great Icon that will be dearly missed. We always enjoyed her stories when visiting. She always had time! She was a great neighbor to the Testroet Family! Hugs to you all. Danny & Peg

  14. Bob, Terry, and families, We were sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. She lead a full life and enjoyed it with her family close by. May she Rest In Peace.

  15. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers during this time. Aunt Ruth was truly a one of a kind and she will be missed. — Love, Sheri Lund & Family


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  17. The town of Ionia has lost one of the most wonderful people. She was such a kind and caring woman. Terry & Tim, Bob & Cindy and your families have our deepest sympathy. We know how much you loved and cared for this lady. She has left behind so many great memories in the hearts she touched. You will surely miss her, but we know she will be smiling on and with you all until you meet again in heaven. God be with you all at this time of grief.

  18. Bob and Cyndy and family
    Sorry to hear of your mother passing away.
    We will keep all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Mike and Coralee Bigley

  19. Thoughts and prayers. So many good memories of Ruth working at the sheriffs office. God bless her and her family.

  20. Tim and Terry and family so very sorry for the loss of your mother. I enjoyed working with her while she was at Linn-Haven. She was kind and very sweet. Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Linda and Bill Flick.

  21. You have our sympathy. I enjoyed getting to meet her at NH Nursing and Rehab when she was there.

    Dennis & Marj Troyna

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