Rockwell City – Ruthella C. Lange 99, passed away Friday, November 17, 2023 at the Park View Rehabilitation Center, Sac City. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 25, 2023 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Rockwell City, with Pastor Chadric Dietrich officiating. The visitation will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the Church until service time. Burial will be at Rosehill Cemetery, Rockwell City. Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family. Palmer & Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City is serving the family.
Ruth is survived by her daughter Deborah Wheatley of Lake Mills; sons, Mark (Annette) Lange of Rockwell City, Timothy (Elaine) Lange of Rockwell City, and William (Carmen) Lange of Joice; grandchildren, Kristen Feemster Kim, Kara Feemster Smith, Amy Lange Johnson, Nathan Lange, Andrew Lange, Gretchen Lange Hoefling, Heidi Lange Ladwig, Ash Lange, Carissa Lange Hempen, Brandon Lange, Mitchel Lange, and Katrina Lange; 29 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; sister Mary Lou Schmidt of Sibley; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Allison; daughter Cynthia Brender; her parents, Theodore and Elsa (Meyer) Ahrendt; son-in-law Don Wheatley; and brothers, James and Harold Ahrendt.
Ruthella Ahrendt Lange was born October 27, 1924 at Springfield, Minnesota. She was confirmed on May 22, 1938 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Sioux City. Ruth graduated from Central High School in Sioux City with the Class of 1942. On October 25, 1947 she was united in marriage to Allison Max Lange at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Sioux City. Ruth worked as a secretary for the Calhoun Co. Schools Superintendent, worked at the ASCS Office, and finally for the Calhoun County Clerk of Courts for 25 years until her retirement. Allison passed away in 1992. Ruth enjoyed quilting and crocheting, especially for her family. She was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, and the American Legion Auxiliary.
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