In Memory of

Ruth Ann Dischler

July 21, 1939 - March 10, 2023
From: Manson, IA

Manson – Ruth Ann Dischler 83, passed away Friday, March 10, 2023 at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home, Fort Dodge.  Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at St. Paul’s Lutheran & Presbyterian Church, Rockwell City, with Pastor Denise Berns officiating.  Burial of casket will be at Rosehill Cemetery, Rockwell City.  Visitation will be 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, at the Palmer & Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City.  Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.

     Ruth Ann is survived by her children, Julie (Gary) Harrison of Jefferson, Randy (Michelle) Dischler of Rockwell City, and Bart (Holly) Dischler of Spencer; six grandchildren, Amanda (Kyle) Schmaltz, Michael (Amber) Dischler, Mathew (Raeann) Dischler, Maria (Blake) Forthmann, Nathan (Renyse) Dischler, and Nicholas (Emily) Dischler; great-grandchildren, Bennett, Noah, and Caroline Schmaltz; Sophia and Sierra Dischler; Jaxon and Olivia Dischler; and one on the way in July; sister Margaret (Melvin) Berner of Rockwell City; brother-in-law Dennis Dischler of Mason City; sister-in-law Joan (Ron) Nelson of Rochester, MN; and other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband Gene Dischler; and her parents, Alvin and Mary (Carver) Anderson.

     Ruth Ann Anderson was born July 21, 1939 at Lake City, Iowa.  She graduated from Rockwell City High School with the Class of 1958.  On February 20, 1959 she was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart Gene Dischler at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Rockwell City.  The couple made their home on a farm north of Lohrville for 56 years where they raised their three children.  Ruth Ann along with her husband owned and operated a fleet of semitrucks for 28 years.  In 2014, they retired and moved to Manson.  They enjoyed traveling and wintering in Arizona for many years.  Gene passed away in 2018.  Ruth Ann was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran & Presbyterian Church.

Funeral Services
10:30 a.m. - Wednesday
March 15, 2023
St. Paul's Lutheran & Presbyterian Church
Rockwell City, Iowa
*Service will be live streamed on the
Palmer & Swank Funeral Home Face Book Page.
Pastor Denise Berns
Kyle Schmaltz
Michael Dischler
Mathew Dischler
Blake Forthmann
Nathan Dischler
Nicholas Dischler
4:00 to 8:00 p.m. - Tuesday
March 14, 2023
Palmer & Swank Funeral Home
Rockwell City, Iowa
Organist - Rachel Miller
Rosehill Cemetery
Rockwell City, Iowa


Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at 3:28 PM
“I m sorry I did not get to attend RuthAnn's funeral service but want all you, her family, to know you will be remembered in my thoughts and prayers. May your cherished memories be of comfort to you”
- Maureen Hobart

Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at 1:43 PM
“When one thinks "Class Reunion" one can't help thinking Ruth Ann. She was always involved either behind the scenes or out front getting things done. She was always one of the first to greet returning classmates ... yes, she will be missed. ”
- Glen Reynolds

Monday, March 13, 2023 at 3:10 PM
“Sorry sorry for your loss. She was a great lady.”
- Jeff Redenius

Sunday, March 12, 2023 at 8:33 PM
“Our deepest sympathy for you and your family
- Duane and Carol Bangtson

Sunday, March 12, 2023 at 3:58 PM
“I want to send my deepest sympathies at this troubling time. Ruth Ann was a lady with an always cheerful personality, a good heart, and a grounded faith in life. I am truly sorry for your loss and I wish you peace. ”
- Larry Cronin

Sunday, March 12, 2023 at 1:02 PM
“It was with great sorrow I heard of Ruthannโ€™s health recently. My sympathy to
all the family as we shared many memories over the years.”
- Marge Hobart

Sunday, March 12, 2023 at 9:15 AM
“My condolences to the family during this difficult time. Many memories of Ruth Ann while growing up - was in Randyโ€™s class at Lohrville. She was a very nice person. I remember her love for snowmobiling. Prayers and hugs to you all.”
- Lisa (Archer) Hedman

Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 6:03 PM
“Ruth Ann and Gene were the committee who gave so tirelessly of themselves for the class of 1958 reunion planning over all these years. Loved by everyone and a family that adored them they can now rest in Heavenly peace. Well done thy good and faithful servants of the Lord.
Loved by everyone and so giving of their time we saw them as one”

Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 3:31 PM
“Our sincere condolences to all the Dischler family. Remember having had Ruth Ann for a Sunday school teacher many years ago and Gene and her farming not far from where we had ground. She was always a such a cheerful and energetic person.
Steve and Carol Moberg”
- Steven Moberg

Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 1:59 PM
“You are in our thoughts and prayers...How well I remember the Dischler family as classmates of my children and our exposure while involved with school activities. Fondness of friends long ago.”
- Tannehill Mary & Jerry

Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 1:52 PM
“Ruth Ann and Gene never forgot our high school graduating class of 1958 and helped coordinate many class reunions.
ions. Always a SWEET HEART and lovely lady was Ruth Ann”

Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 12:42 PM
“Sending deepest sympathy to all of the family ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™ Sending big hugs of comfort ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™”
- Joy Johnson Krause

Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 12:17 PM
“Our sincerest sympathies to all of the family. John and Gayle ”
- Gayle Johnson

Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 10:00 AM
“I am going to miss Ruth Ann. I looked forward to our weekly meals at the ShoreSide and enjoyed listening to her stories about her grandchildren. It was a great help to have someone to talk to after Swedeโ€™s passing. We appreciated her help with class reunions and she will be greatly missed. ”
- Bob Morton

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