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Ruth Diemer

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Ruth Diemer age 91 of Fredericksburg, died Saturday June 20, 2015 at Whispering Willow Assisted Living and Memory Wing in Fredericksburg. Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 26, 2015, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church - Richfield, rural Sumner with Pastor Wayne Ellingson presiding. Friends may greet the family 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Thursday, June 25, 2015, at the Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home in Fredericksburg. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Ruth Louise Diemer was born on May 28, 1924 on the family farm, 5 miles east of Fredericksburg, the daughter of Elmer and Laura (Niewoehner) Kilcher. She was baptized on June 15, 1924. Her schooling started at the country school, known as Morf School, located just south of the family farm. She then attended McFarland School, which was north of their farm. She was confirmed on April 2, 1939. In the fall of 1939 she went to high school in Alpha and graduated with the class of 1943. She then went to Wartburg College for one term before moving to Omaha, Nebraska to electron school to learn how to type code. After college she moved to Washington D.C and worked in the affairs of war information, sending code overseas. When the war in Germany and Japan ended, so did her time in Washington D.C. She then returned to Iowa to help on the farm. Ruth worked for 11 years in Dr. Arlo Murphy’s Office in Fredericksburg and 14 years in the lab at the Farmers Butter and Dairy Creamery. Ruth met the love of her life, Paul Diemer, in 1938 and married him on August 2, 1952 at St. Peters Lutheran Church – Richfield, Rural Sumner. Her pastor then became her father-in-law. She was a life long member of St. Peters and served on church council for two years. Ruth was the president of WELCA for one year and was a member of the AMVETS Auxiliary #90 in Fredericksburg, holding office there for many years. Ruth had many hobbies. Some of them included sewing, arts and crafts, music, dancing, playing cards, watching basketball and football, especially the Chicago Cubs and Iowa Hawkeyes. Left to cherish Ruth’s memory are one daughter, Gail Carolan of Waucoma, IA; three grandsons, David (Kim) Carolan of Tiffin, IA, Mike (Beth) Carolan of Williamsburg, IA, Brian (Amanda) Carolan of New Hampton, IA; seven great-grandchildren, Carter Carolan, Madalyn Carolan, Tripp Carolan, Cruz Carolan, Jaxon Carolan, Ella Wassenaar, Benson Carolan; and several members of both the Kilcher and Diemer families. She was preceded in death by her parents; beloved husband Paul on September 15, 2013; son-in-law Gerald Carolan; brother Paul Kilcher; half-sister Melba Forsman; and several members of both the Kilcher and Diemer families.

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  1. Gail, David/Kim- Cart, Mike/Beth- Maddie, Tripp, Cruz, Jaxon, Brian/Amanda – Ella, Benson Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Remember the smiles, Cherish the moments, Find Comfort in the memories. Love you all – Mark & Leann Carolan

  2. Gail and family…….I send my heartfelt sympathy from California. Your mom was a very beautiful lady and hard worker too…..so many memories over the years from living close by and attending FBurg events. She was always full of wit and a joy to talk to. I know how much you’ll miss her. Keeping you lifted in prayer….

  3. I am so glad that Judy and I had a chance to visit Aunt Ruth on the day before Dairy Day, June 9. We spent time with her in her apartment and then wheeled her out to the lunch area. We send our thoughts and prayers to all in the family. God Bless You.


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