Ruth Marie Nimerfroh

MONTGOMERY — Ruth Marie Nimerfroh, age 84, of Montgomery, died Saturday, June 24, 2017, at her home surrounded by family. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at Schoenbauer Funeral Home in Montgomery, with Pastor Jason Pollington, officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home in Montgomery.

Ruth was born Sept. 25, 1932, in Fairmont, Minn., to Charles and Lena (Goerndt). She attended Ceylon Public School. Ruth was united in marriage to Martin Petersen on Dec. 19, 1948. Martin died suddenly in 1969. Ruth married Edwin Nimerfroh. Ed died in 2008.

Ruth lived in the Ceylon area her entire life until six years ago when she moved to Montgomery to be closer to her family. She was a member of the Montgomery VFW Auxiliary. She loved playing Bunco, on Friday mornings with her friends, playing cards and putting puzzles together. Left to cherish her memory are daughters, Marsha (Dallas) Horejsi, Sharon (Darrell) Horejsi; son, Mark Petersen; five grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brother, John (Charlotte) Schmidtke; brothers-in-law, Ken Petersen, and Walter (Karon) Petersen; sisters-in-law, Myra Schmidtke, Jolene Schmidtke, Alice Petersen, Mary Ann Hansel, Bonnie Nimerfroh, and Berniece Petersen. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; infant son, Steven; brothers, Fred, Ervin, Floyd, Charles, Herbert, and Elmer; sister, Leona Rosenberg; brothers-in-law, Roland, Floyd, LeRoy, Marlin, Eugene, Gordon Goerndt, Kenny Nimerfroh, August Rosenberg, Howard Hansel and Henry; sisters-in-law, Helen Goerndt, Geneva Schmidtke, Helen Schmidtke, Ione Petersen, Sue Schmidtke, Audrey Petersen, Leona Schmidtke, and Helen Schmidtke. Arrangements are with the Schoenbauer Funeral Home in Montgomery. 507-357-6116.