VANTASSEL, Ruth 1905-1987
VANTASSEL, MCDOWELL, LYNN
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/1/2012 at 15:47:47
Services Held For Ruth Van Tassel, 81
Ruth Van Tassel, formerly of Parkersburg passed away at 11:35 p.m., Saturday, May 16, at the Lutheran Home in Cedar Falls. She attained the age of 81 years, seven months and 23 days.
Private graveside funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 19, at Oak Hill Cemetery, with Rev. Don Burket officiating.
Mrs. Van Tassel was born on September 23, 1905, in Reinbeck, the daughter of David and Cora McDowell Lynn. She received her education at Parkersburg High School.
On July 27, 1904[sic], she was united in marriage to Fred Van Tassel, at Tama. They established their home in Parkersburg, where they owned and operated the Van Tassel Jewelry Store. They continued in this business for 37 years, and retired in 1966.
She was a member of the Parkersburg United Methodist Church. She had been a resident of the Lutheran Home in Cedar Falls for about three years.
She is survived by two daughters, Margie, Mrs. Loreto Ognibene, Erie, PA, and Virginia Van Tassel of Cedar Falls; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Dora Willsey of Cedar Falls and Mrs. Hazel Miller of Wellsville, OH.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Fred in 1968, for brothers, including an infant brother and four sisters.
The Schwartz-Engelkes Funeral Home, Parkersburg, was in charge of the funeral arrangements.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 21 May 1987
Grundy Obituaries maintained by Tammy D. Mount.
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