Rolfshus, Ruth (Darrington) -- 1894 - 1989
ROLFSHUS, DARRINGTON, BRYANT, WITZKE, PALMER
Posted By: Barry M. Dahl (email)
Date: 11/21/2010 at 15:35:03
Funeral services were held at 2 PM Sunday, March 12, at the Hesper Lutheran Church for Mrs. Ruth Rolfshus, 94, Mabel, who died Tuesday, March 7, at Green Lea manor Nursing Home. The Rev. Donald Peterson officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.
The former Ruth Darrington, she was born April 14, 1894, in Highland Township, Winneshiek County, IA the daughter of Frank and Emma (Bryant) Darrington.
She attended high school on Rockwell, IA and Valders College in Decorah, after which she taught rural school.
On June 30, 1914, she married Clarence Rolfshus at Hesper. They farmed in the area and later moved to Mabel. He died Sept. 23, 1970. She was a member of the Hesper Lutheran Church.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Harold (Lucille) Witzke of Rochester, Mrs. Eugene (Virginia) Palmer of Edina, MN; 5 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother.
The Mengis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
From the Mabel Record-Harmony News of March 15, 1989.
Winneshiek Obituaries maintained by Bruce Kuennen.
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