In Memory of

Ruthella C. Lange

October 27, 1924 - November 17, 2023
From: Rockwell City, IA

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.

2:00 p.m. - Saturday
November 25, 2023
Immanuel Lutheran Church
Rockwell City, Iowa
Pastor Chadric Dietrich
Nathan Lange
Andrew Lange
Ashley Lange
Brandon Lange
Mitchel Lange
Kane Ladwig
Kale Ladwig
Isaac Hoefling
1:00 p.m. - Saturday
November 25, 2023
Immanuel Lutheran Church
Rockwell City, Iowa
Organisy - Rosella Simon
Rosehill Cemetery
Rockwell City, Iowa


Sunday, November 26, 2023 at 7:16 PM
“Sending our deepest sympathy to Ruth's family. She was a great lady and enjoyed having her as my election worker for many years. Sorry for your loss.”
- Judy Howrey

Sunday, November 26, 2023 at 11:31 AM
“To the loved ones of Ruth Lange:
Please accept my condolences in the loss of Ruth.
Though I lost track of her over the years, i have good memories of her; she was a nice lady.
May She Rest In Peace.”
- Janet Schultz

Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at 5:17 PM
“To the Ruth Lange family - Our deepest sympathies to your family.. We always enjoyed meeting Ruth & most gracious smile & her "How are you doing" Your family indeed lost a great lady.. Many good memories of your family & working with your dad Al... Your family will always have a special memory in our family.. RIP in peace & in the arms your ever loving Savior.”
- Sharon & Ed Ludwig

Monday, November 20, 2023 at 7:39 PM
“So sorry to hear about Ruths passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.”
- Ron and Kathy Lyle

Monday, November 20, 2023 at 11:26 AM
“Aunt Ruth was a strong person with character, strength, and a strong love of family and country. Uncle Al and Aunt Ruth have always had a special place in my heart and will always continue to do so. Every year Freda and I made our way home to R.C. to visit Aunt Ruth, watch "The Young and the Restless", talk about politics, the weather, and of course family memories. I called Aunt Ruth every Sunday to see how she was doing. Our last visit in Sep ended up with Aunt Ruth wanting me to wash her windows accompanied of course with constant direction on the application of windex and attention to detail...."Yes Aunt Ruth".... When Freda and I left, we gave Aunt Ruth a special hug "this" time and heart felt, "I love you Aunt Ruth." I have always felt that regardless where that someone special is, here or there, they will always remain alive in our hearts if we remember them and talk to them often. I will always remember Uncle Al and my AuntRuth in my thoughts, prayers, and my special talks. Aunt Ruth remains as she always has and will, in my heart and a photo by my bedside. I love my Aunt Ruth. I will call you Sunday Aunt Ruth! ”
- Dennis H. Lange

Monday, November 20, 2023 at 10:33 AM
“Sorry to hear of your loss of Ruth. She lived a great, long life with many memories for you to cherish. You have our sympathies.”
- Marilyn & Ron Thompson & Family

Monday, November 20, 2023 at 9:55 AM
“I hope you are finding comfort knowing your mother/inlaws/grandmother/great grandmother and friend of many is now resting in peace with the Good Lord. I will keep all of you in my tho'ts and prayers
- Maureen Hobart

Sunday, November 19, 2023 at 8:15 PM
“Mark & Tim, you have my deepest sympathy! I am tremendously saddened for your loss. The memory of your Mother will give you comfort, and her legacy live through you all! God Bless your family. Bryan Doty”
- Bryan Doty

Sunday, November 19, 2023 at 5:10 PM
“Ruth has been a dear friend for many years, we had a telephone conversation quite often! I. will miss her! A lovely lady!! ”
- Dorothy Zierke

Sunday, November 19, 2023 at 9:52 AM
“Mark Tim Bill and Deb. So sorry for your loss. Your mom was a wonderful lady who raised an outstanding family ”
- Dennis and Barb Yeazel

Sunday, November 19, 2023 at 8:52 AM
“Ruth was a regular user of the RC library. She always had a few minutes to chat. She had such a sweet smile. I can still remember her library card number 23 years after we moved! Her family was indeed blessed to have her for so long.”
- Hilda Hartling

Sunday, November 19, 2023 at 6:27 AM
“So sorry for the loss of Ruth. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families ”
- Rosella and Paul Simon

Sunday, November 19, 2023 at 5:34 AM
“Aunt Ruth was a wonderful woman. She always enjoyed the Lange Thanksgiving dinners when we all gathered at the RC Fire Station. It was a tribute to her and Uncle Al - we all enjoyed the family fellowship. It’s fitting that she will spend this holiday in Heaven. You will be missed by so many. ”
- Dee & Greg Lange

Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 10:04 PM
“Sending love hugs and prayers for a sweet woman who touched our lives in so many ways! Trevor will miss his afternoon visits to see you and bring you mail! God needed a strong soldier to fight his upcoming battles so he took the best he had! With much love and respect, venessa”
- Venessa vought

Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 7:28 PM
“Ruth was a sweet lady. Hold tight to your memories.”
- Betty Farnell

Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 7:19 PM
“Thoughts and prayers be with you all at this time of your loss. She was a special lady.”
- Dianna Shivers

Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 6:22 PM
“My thoughts and prayers are with you!!!”
- Michelle McKinnon

Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 5:31 PM
“You have our sympathy. We hardly ever left church without greeting Ruth. She was such a special lady!!”
- Cal and Lola Peterson

Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 4:36 PM
“Our deepest sympathies to the family. We always enjoyed our visit with Ruth during our trips to RC. ”
- Dave and Karen Drennan

Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 4:07 PM
“Heidi we so sorry for your loss ”
- Jeanie Grove

Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 3:55 PM
“Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you. She was a very special lady and will be missed deeply. ”
- Dave and Kathy Weiss

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