Ruth Arends

Ruth Arends
95
Sunday, Jan. 20
Pierre
Ruth Elaine Arends, daughter of Felix and Ella (Kraemer) Geide was born Sept. 7, 1923, in Sioux Falls. She graduated from Monroe High School in 1941 and attended Dickenson Secretarial School in Sioux Falls.
On April 15, 1945, she married Arnold Arends at Immanuel Lutheran Wellington Township Church, rural Parker. Shortly after the ceremony they left for San Diego and lived there for eight years. During this time, she worked at Federal Housing in San Diego and Lutheran Welfare.
Upon their return to South Dakota, they bought a farm near Wall Lake and lived there until Arnold passed away in 2009. For the last nine and one-half years, Ruth has lived in Pierre and she has been cared for by her daughter, Sherrie and family.
Ruth was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church active in LWML, sang in the Minnehaha County Extension Chorus and a 4-H leader for many years. She enjoyed playing the piano and organ and was still taking organ lessons in her 80’s. Ruth and Arnold were avid gardeners and Ruth loved growing flowers around her house and sharing perennials. She liked to read, collect recipes, as well as using the recipes for her family. She was an excellent cook, baker and preserved dozens of jars of produce each year. A favorite pastime was visiting her families in Pierre, Watertown and Iowa and recording those precious moments in the many photos she had taken. She was a shrewd shopper and loved to travel.
Ruth’s greatest love was her family and the time they spent with her. Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Allan (Jan) Arends of Lead; Lorrie (Doug) Bacon of Humboldt, Iowa; Sherrie (Ray) Tracy, Pierre; as well as six grandchildren, Nicole (Curt) Kranz of Watertown; Casey (Angie) Arends of Watertown; Tyler (Amanda) Bacon of Johnston, Iowa; Tara (Seth) Dencklau of Humboldt, Iowa; Heather (Ryan) Sandve of Tolstoy; and Shannon (David Newman) Fines of Ipswich and nine great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Earle (Connie) Geide, Hartford; sister, Jean Gregerson, Boulder, Colo.; sister, Donna Rae (George) Vogt, Hartford and numerous nieces, nephews and beloved friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Arnold, of 64 years; parents, Felix and Ella Geide; parents-in-law, Herman and Gertrude Arends; sister, Lila Mae Anderson and infant brother, Clair Geide.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 26 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hartford.
Arrangements provided by Heritage Funeral Home, Sioux Falls.

Comments are closed.

  • Evelyn L. Sherard

    February 21st, 2019
    by

    Evelyn L. Sherard 101 Friday, Feb. 17 Sioux Falls and formerly Hurley Evelyn Louise Peterson Sherard was born on Jan. […]


    Carol Gauker

    February 21st, 2019
    by

    Carol Gauker 74 Friday, Feb. 8 Viborg Carol was born on Oct. 22, 1944, in Fremont, Neb. to Vernon C. […]


    Maryann De Boer

    February 21st, 2019
    by

    Maryann De Boer76Wednesday, Feb. 13MonroeMaryann Pearl Miller De Boer was born on Jan. 26, 1943, in rural McCook County to […]


    Robert “Sonny” Miller

    January 31st, 2019
    by

    Robert “Sonny” Miller 84 Thursday, Jan. 24 Viborg Robert “Sonny” Martin Miller, was born May 31, 1934, to Martin Miller […]


    Phyllis Elfreda (Long)(Georgeson) Friman

    December 5th, 2018
    by

    Phyllis Elfreda (Long)(Georgeson) Friman 99 years Tuesday Nov. 27 Viborg Phyllis was born Jan. 27,1919 on a farm in rural […]


  • Erma Langerock

    September 19th, 2018
    by

    Erma Langerock 85 Sunday, Sept. 9 Marion Erma Lila Langerock was born on Aug. 12, 1933, near Parker to George […]


    Marcia Hovaldt

    August 30th, 2018
    by

    Marcia Hovaldt 75 Friday, Aug. 24 Sioux Falls Marcia Jon Hovaldt was born on March 16, 1943, at Pierre to […]


    Orville Langerock

    August 14th, 2018
    by

    Orville Langerock 83 Saturday, Aug. 4 Marion Orville Wayne Langerock was born to Francis and Minnie (Dykstra) Langerock on July […]


    Lorraine “Snooks” Bauerle

    August 14th, 2018
    by

    Lorraine “Snooks” Bauerle 69 Tuesday, Aug. 7 Lennox Lorraine Madeline Konda was born on Oct. 2, 1948, at Sioux Falls. […]


    Sandy Knock,

    September 27th, 2017
    by

    Sandy Knock, 60 Friday, Sept. 22 Tea Sandra Kay Stockwell was born on Sept. 29, 1956, in Sioux Falls the daughter of Richard and Sylvia (Reiners) Stockwell.


  • What’s Happening

    Eight wrestlers headed to state

    Shane Merrill | Writer smerrill@ncppub.com The Parker wrestling team headed to Freeman last Saturday for a chance to earn their […]

    Pheasants upend #4 Huskies

    Shane Merrill | Writer smerrill@ncppub.com Going into last Friday’s game against fourth ranked Bridgwater-Emery, the Parker boys were looking for […]

    Parker topples Garretson

    Shane Merrill | Writer smerrill@ncppub.com The Parker boys used steady scoring and solid defense to lead the team past a […]