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4/15/2014 Email this articlePrint this article 
Lois I. Ruggeberg
Lois I. (Mrs. Harold) Ruggeberg, 95, of DeWitt died Tuesday evening, April 15, 2014, at Eagle Point Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Clinton.

Mrs. Ruggeberg, the former Lois Irene Allison, was born Feb. 22, 1919, in Nashville, Iowa, to George and Mary Lyans Allison. She graduated from Delmar High School in 1936. Lois married Harold Edward Ruggeberg on Sept. 10, 1936, at the Allison family home in rural Delmar. She was a homemaker and farmer's wife, raising their four children. Harold preceded Lois in death Jan. 30, 2008. She moved to Maggie's House Assisted Living in 2009.

Lois was a longtime member of Grace Lutheran Church, DeWitt, and the Farm Bureau Homemaker's Club. She and Harold were ballroom dancers for 70 years.

Surviving are children and their spouses, Carol Jean (William) Smith and Judith Ione (John) DeTellem of DeWitt, Patricia Ann (Dean) Traver of Mount Vernon and Alan Harold (Monica) Ruggeberg of DeWitt; grandchildren, Terry (Linda), Glenn and Tim Aldinger, Rebecca Buhler and Nancy Wulf, Jeffrey, Julie, Brian (Christine) and Greg (Kari) Traver, Tavia (Edgar) Vital and Troy Ruggeberg; 14 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Kenneth and Everett Ruggeberg; sisters-in-law, Margaret Pestka and Louise Collins; and numerous nephews and nieces.

Preceding Lois in death in addition to her husband were her parents; a sister, Ione Korgaonkar; and brothers, Raymond and Howard Allison.

The family will greet relatives and friends 3-6:30 p.m. Friday, April 18, at Schultz Funeral Home, DeWitt. A Service of Christian Burial will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Grace Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Ron Rafferty officiating. Burial will follow at Oak View Cemetery, Welton. 

Pallbearers will be Bill Smith, John DeTellem, Dean Traver, Bob Farber, Dave Farber and Chris Bowman.

Memorials are suggested to Grace Lutheran Camp for youth programs.

Condolences may be expressed and a photo tribute viewed at www.schultzfuneralhomes.com.

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