Ruth I. Weinbender

 

Ruth Iona Weinbender (Huget) was born April 29, 1924, in Runnymede, Saskatchewan, Canada to the Reverend Rudolf and Emma Huget. She died Monday, September 25, 2023, at Hawkeye Care Center in Dubuque, Iowa.

She immigrated with her family to Oconto, Wisconsin in 1945.  Ruth married “the love of her life”, Reverend Alexander Weinbender in 1948.  They were married 45 years, until his death in 1993.

Partners in life and their life’s work, Ruth worked side by side with Alexander as a Pastor’s wife serving congregations in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  She also enjoyed serving beside Alexander as he was the Administrator of nursing homes in Dubuque, Iowa and Pontiac, Illinois.

Ruth is remembered and beloved for her gracious gifts of compassion, kindness and faithfulness. She knew no strangers and always had food and drink available for any person who needed it.  She had a love for music and was active in church choirs and the Dubuque Chorale.

She was preceded in death by her father, Rudolf, her mother, Emma, her husband, Alexander, her brother, Reverend Ralph Huget, and his wife Jaqueline Huget, her brother-in-law, Reverend Rex Heidmann, and brother-in-law, Reverend Gerald Nerenhausen. She is survived by sisters Dorothy Nerenhausen and Melita Heidmann.  She is also survived by her children Ralph Weinbender (Cynthia Leslein) and Ardyth Diercks (Alan).  Also surviving are 3 grandchildren, Matthew Weinbender, Andrew Diercks (Megan) and Kristin Daniel (Zachary), and 9 great grandchildren.

A private service and burial for family will be held at Lake View Memorial Park in Oshkosh Wisconsin at a later date.

Online condolences for Ruth’s family may be left at www.tristatecremationcenter.com

A private service and burial for family will be held at Lake View Memorial Park in Oshkosh Wisconsin at a later date.

One comment on “Ruth I. Weinbender
  1. Pat Hostert says:

    Ardy,
    My sincerest sympathies to you and your family. Such a gracious woman. You were blessed. Losing your mother is one of the most difficult times in life.
    When visiting Dubuque and driving down Grandview, I have often thought of you and your parents, thinking fondly of our time as Stevens girls.
    Warmest regards,
    Pat Hostert Kearns

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