In Memory of Lucille M. Ruser



Lucille M. Ruser
Lucille M. Ruser
Born: June 17, 1935
Died: April 18, 2019
Age: 83
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Lucille M. Ruser
June 17, 1935 - April 18, 2019
From: Ida Grove, IA

Lucille M. Ruser, age 83, of Ida Grove, Iowa passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at the Horn Memorial Hospital Ida Grove, Iowa.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at the Westminster Presbyterian Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. Reverend Shari O’Bannon will officiate. Committal will follow in the Galva Township Cemetery West of Galva, Iowa. A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa.  The Christensen -Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at www.christensenvanhouten.com

Lucille Margaret Ruser was born on June 17, 1935. She was the youngest of seven children born to John “Henry” and Anna (Spotts) Wert.  Lucille grew up in Battle Creek, Iowa and graduated from Battle Creek High School with the class of 1953.

Lucille was baptized and confirmed in the First Presbyterian Church of Battle Creek but later transferred her membership to the Westminster Presbyterian Church of Ida Grove, Iowa.

On July 3, 1957, Lucille married Stanley Ruser in the First Presbyterian Church of Battle Creek. The couple were blessed with two daughters Robin and Anita. Lucille worked for attorney Leonard Graham of Ida Grove for several years, before serving as the Deputy Recorder at the Ida County Courthouse for 17 years.

Lucille’s favorite pastimes were knitting, reading, and cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes. Lucille found her true calling when she earned the title “Grandma.” She enjoyed spending time and making memories with her granddaughters Skye and Paige.

Over the years Stan and Lucille enjoyed many vacations with Robin and Anita out west, and especially visiting Colorado. Once her daughters began families of their own, Lucille and Stan enjoyed travelling to Branson, MO. After Stan passed away in June of 2017, Lucille continued to live in the home they built in the country up until present.

Survivors include daughters Robin (Jim) Densmore and Anita (Rand) Whitney of Ida Grove; two granddaughters Skye Densmore (Ross Gaulke) and Paige Whitney; sisters-in-law Donna Wert and Dorothy Ruser; extended family and friends.

Lucille was preceded death by her parents John “Henry” and Anna Wert; husband Stanley “Stan” Ruser; siblings: Maurine (Lowell) Wallace, Charles (Lucy) Wert, Doris (Howard) Campbell Silkman, Darlene Muller, Donald “Pete” Wert, Mary (Dan) Williamson; and brother-in-law Daniel Ruser.

 

SERVICES

11:00 a.m., Wednesday
April 24, 2019
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Ida Grove, Iowa

OFFICIATING

Reverend Shari O'Bannon

CASKET BEARERS

Honorary Pallbearers
Lucille's Granddaughters
Skye Densmore & Paige Whitney

VISITATION

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Christensen-Van Houten
Funeral Home
Ida Grove, Iowa

MUSIC

"Precious Lord, Take My Hand"
"Softly & Tenderly"
"Whispering Hope"

 

INTERMENT

Galva Township Cemetery-West
Galva, Iowa


Condolences


Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 9:08 AM
“I am truly sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort and loved ones surround you with love and support(2Cor 1:3,4).”
- Laura Walker
Monday, April 29, 2019 at 10:32 AM
“Robin and Anita, We were so saddened to hear your dear mother had passed. There are such wonderful memories of her (and your dad) as friends of my parents and at church. May God grant you and your families great comfort.”
- Phyllis (Jeffries) Wood
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 9:13 AM
“I was so sorry to hear about your mother. We were classmates at Battle Creek. I saw her at the banquet last year and was looking forward to seeing her there this year as another classmate from Mississippi plans on being there and I thought we would have a good time. I know you girls will miss her but at least she is not suffering.”
- Audrey Dittmer
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 3:11 PM
“ So sorry for your loss! She was a wonderful woman!!! You are all in our hearts and prayers!”
- Terri & Terry Nelson
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 9:17 AM
“Saying goodbye is so hard. We take comfort in knowing we will see those we love again. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.”
- Mary and Joel Tyler
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 9:16 AM
“Our sympathy to you at this difficult time. May you find comfort in your many wonderful memories and knowing she has found her place in heaven.”
- Jim and Ann Holst
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 9:16 AM
“I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy goes to the Family.”
- Sidsel Wert
Monday, April 22, 2019 at 9:44 AM
“Robin and Anita, I was so saddened to know of the passing of your mother. I remember so many fun times with the two of you and your mom when we were growing up! My heart goes out to you and know that you are in our r”
- Martha Heath-Sinclair
Monday, April 22, 2019 at 9:44 AM
“Robin and Anita, I was so saddened to know of the passing of your mother. I remember so many fun times with the two of you and your mom when we were growing up! My heart goes out to you and know that you are in our prayers.”
- Martha Heath-Sinclair
Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 5:58 PM
“So sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort to you during this time. ”
- Nancy Rydberg
Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 5:58 PM
“Lucille was such a beautiful soul. She always made me smile. She showed so much love in our church. She will be dearly missed. ”
- The Larsons
Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 5:58 PM
“Our deepest sympathy. So many good memories of years past at Church oh God. ”
- Bonnie and Stan Kirkholm
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