Ruth Anderson

Ruth Anderson

87

Le Mars, Iowa

April 8, 2019

Ruth Anderson, 87, of Le Mars, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at Good Samaritan Society of Le Mars.

Funeral service was Monday, April 15, at Presbyterian United Church of Christ, Le Mars, with interment in Resthaven Memory Gardens, Le Mars. 

Ruth Mae Maass was born Sept. 12, 1931, near Remsen, Iowa, the daughter of Frank and Marie (Ericksen) Maass. She attended country school and graduated from Remsen High School in 1948. 

On Sept. 5, 1950, she married John Anderson. They near Remsen until they moved to Le Mars in 1960. She was a homemaker until 1970 when she began working at Le Mars Community School in food service 25 years. 

Survivors include her children, Larry (Joyce) Anderson of Le Mars, Joyce (Larry) Vander Wilt of Sioux Center, Iowa, Cynthia (Steve) Roosa of Le Mars, Robert Anderson of Le Mars, Roger Anderson of Boyden, Iowa, and Laurie Paquette of Chicago, Illinois; 20 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; brother, Elmer Maass of Remsen; sisters-in-law, Judith Maass of Paullina, Iowa, and Judy Maass of Urbandale, Iowa; brother-in-law, Ed (Sandy) Anderson of Council Bluffs, Iowa; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters, Dorothy (Glen) Robinson and Helen (George) Bottjen; brothers, Roy Maass and Wayne Maass; sisters-in-law, Faye Maass and Alma Maass, and parents-in-law, W.G. and Frances Anderson.

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