|Birth: ||Aug. 9, 1905|
|Death: ||Mar. 10, 1990|
Funeral services for Ruth Gangestad, 84, of Bode were held Wednesday, March 14, at the St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Bode, with burial in the St. Olaf Cemetery there. She died Friday, March 10, at the St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids, following an extended illness.
The Mason-Lindhart Funeral Home of Humboldt was in charge of the arrangements, with the Rev. Harold Naig officiating.
Casketbearers were Richard Olson, John Olson, Thomas Olson, Clifford Helland, Norman Olson and Russell Larson. Honorary casketbearers were Lucille Torgerson, Ruth Olson, Jeanette Larson, Marguerite Olson and members of the Daughters of the American Revolution Mary Brewster Chapter.
Survivors include a daughter, L. Rachael Davis of Cedar Rapids; three grandchildren; and two sisters, Vera Giermann of Onawa and Verna Hamblin of Independence. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Leon in 1984; a daughter, Rebecca Ahlrichs in 1978; and a sister, Florence Dawes.
Ruth Gladys Dawes, daughter of Richmond Meade and Evalene (Wise) Dawes, was born Aug. 9, 1905, in Byron Township of Buchanan County. She graduated from Independence High School in 1922 and from Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls in 1924.
She began teaching home economics in 1924 in the Bennett High School, and from 1926 to 1929 she taught home economics and coached girls basketball at the Bode High School. In 1929 she was united in marriage to Leon Gangestad at her parents' home in Independence. They made their home in Bode all of their married lives and she continued to live in Bode following her husband's death, until moving to Cedar Rapids in 1986.
She was a member of the St. Olaf Lutheran Church; a 50-year member of the Bode Federated Women's Club; member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Mary Brewster Chapter, Humboldt, where she served as registrar for 23 years, and Ashley Chapter in Cedar Rapids; Republican Women; Sons of Norway; and during her 60-year residency in Bode took an active part in church, school and community affairs, serving as an officer of various organizations.
(The Humboldt Independent, Thursday, March, 15, 1990)
Saint Olaf Lutheran Cemetery
Created by: Anonymous
Record added: Jul 02, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20228374