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Fox, Ruby Dorothy (Seeland) 1907-1989


Posted By: Mary Durr (email)
Date: 1/21/2010 at 17:35:08

Funeral services for Ruby Dorothy Seeland Fox were held Tuesday, June 6 at 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, Luana. Pastor Ted Ager officiated. Organist was Helmuth Landt. Burial was in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Luana. Schultz's Funeral home, Monona, was in charge of services.

She was born July 30, 1907, in St. Olaf, Ia., to parents William and Sophia (Gottschalk) Seeland. She was baptized and confirmed by Pastor Johannes Burkhard of Clayton Center and confirmed March 28, 1920 at Evangelical Frieden's church in Elkader by Pastor C. H. Franke.

On November 5, 1929 Ruby married Lowell Fox. Pastor C. H. Franke performed the ceremony at her parent's home in St. Olaf. The couple had 2 children. They farmed in Grand Meadow Township for 28 years, moving to Luana in 1966.

She died Friday, June, 2, 1989, in LaCrosse, WI, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident east of Monona, IA. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Luana, the E.L.C.W. and stewardship secretary for her circle. She enjoyed making quilts and comforters for her family. She had worked at the McGregor and Luana rest home and the Luana cafe.

Preceding her in death were her parents and one brother, Lester Seeland.

Surviving are one son, Ronald (Marilyn) Fox and one daughter, Juanita (Marvin) Mohs, all of Postville; 5 grandchildren, David Fox, Debra Moon, Diana Parker, Randy Mohs and Terry Mohs; 13 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mabel Lange of Elkader.

Pallbearers were Joe Duwe, Stuart Schultz, Rick Kirkeberg, Scott Kirkeberg, Larry Moore, Ray Suckow, Jack Hager, Clarence Moore, Ky Kirkeberg, Dennis Koenig, Bill Christofferson and Bob Converse.

Monona Couple Killed In 3-Vehicle Accident

A three vehicle accident took the lives of a Monona couple Friday afternoon.

Lowell Fox, 79, and his wife Ruby, 81, died in the accident which took place 2.5 miles east of Monona on Highway 18.

According to Iowa State Patrol officials the accident also involved a car driven by Christa Allen, 45, of Edgewood, and a semi-trailer truck driven by Laverne Moudry, 52, of Protivin. At Central Community Hospital, at Elkader, where Allen was taken, officials declined to comment on her condition.

The Fox vehicle, a 1986 Dodge, and the Allen vehicle, a 1984 Pontiac, were both totaled. The 1982 Freightliner tractor and trailer, driven by Moudry, received $1,500 in damages.

Iowa Highway Patrol officials stated that the accident is still under investigation.

Postville, Iowa newspaper of the time clipping from my mother's obituary collection. The second clipping is hand dated June 2, 1989.


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