Dale Edward Ruth
September 22, 1939 - November 20, 2019

Dale Edward Ruth

Dale Edward Ruth
Sep 22, 1939 - Nov 20, 2019

Dale Edward Ruth
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Dale Edward Ruth, 80, of West Burlington, died Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.
Born September 22, 1939 in Downing, Missouri he was the son of Raymond and Celia Farnsworth Ruth. He married Barbara Jones May 21, 1961.
Dale attended high school in Memphis, Missouri and graduated from Northwestern in Good Hope, Illinois. He was a farmer most of his life and later worked for Montgomery Ward, Farm King and more recently for the Rec-Plex.
Working was his hobby in addition to be a collector.
Survivors include his wife Barbara Ruth of West Burlington; five sons, Bryon (Amy) Ruth of Chandler, Arizona, Stan Ruth of West Burlington, Greg (Ruth) Ruth of Iowa City, Kevin Ruth of Burlington and Chris Ruth of Washington, Iowa; five grandchildren; T.J. Ruth, William Ruth, Caroline Ruth, Charlotte Ruth and Owen Ruth; one sister Arlene Gordon of Burlington; sister-in-laws, Elnora Reynolds of Burlington, Martha (Don) Hancock of Burlington, Carol (Daryl) McCulley of Mt. Pleasant and Irene Jones of Burlington and numerous nieces, nephews, co-workers and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
There will be no formal funeral service for Mr. Ruth. According to his wishes cremation has been accorded and entrusted to the care of Lunning Chapel.
A memorial has been established for the American Cancer Society.

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Leona Stice on Nov 24, 2019

So sorry, Barbara. He, Vernon and Larry Weilbrenner used to set in a corner and visit during the Gorin alumni. The alumni will never be the same for me, Jeannie and you. Leona Stice

David Watterson on Nov 22, 2019

So sorry to hear about Dale. Enjoyed going to church with him, and enjoyed his friendship, and families friendship.

Robbie Ford on Nov 22, 2019

CandleSo Sorry for your loss, Dale was a great man and was a joy to work with

Sue Garcia on Nov 22, 2019

So sorry to hear about Dale. Your in my thoughts and prayers.

Cathy Larson on Nov 22, 2019

My dad, John Schrock, always had hired men on the farm when I was growing up. One of my all-time favorites was Dale Ruth! And my dad would be sure to agree! Dale was kindly and my husband and son tell how knowledgeable he was about tractors and mechanical repairs. Though he had five sons of his own, he gave a lot of time to my son Nathan during his impressionable years. In fact, his name comes up often in farming discussions about what Grandpa used to say or do.
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Jeff and Angie Heald on Nov 22, 2019

My husband and I both had the pleasure of working with Dale at Montgomery Ward. Dale was so kind and always had such a kind presence. We would occasionally run into Dale throughout the years and he always greeted us with a smile and kind words. We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our prayers.

Denise Knouse on Nov 21, 2019

So sorry for your loss,prayers.



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