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 Ruth Esther Gethmann

Ruth Esther Gethmann

Birth
Gladbrook, Tama County, Iowa, USA
Death 3 Sep 1968 (aged 71)
Gladbrook, Tama County, Iowa, USA
Burial Gladbrook, Tama County, Iowa, USA
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Services for Miss Ruth Gethmann, 71, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday from the Gladbrook Methodist Church, the Rev. Donald Kehrli in charge. Miss Gethmann, who had been in failing health for two years, died at her home Tuesday.

Born Nov. 3, 1896, in Gladbrook, she was the daughter of Fred and Carrie Flamme Gethmann. She received her education in Gladbrook and was graduated as valedictorian of her Gladbrook High School class. After receiving her teacher training at the State Teachers College at Cedar Falls she taught in the local rural schools and a business education course in Ida Grove and Rock Rapids.


SHE THEN went to New Hampton where she taught school for 41 years and where for the second time in the history of the New Hampton Rotary Club, the Rotary International Service Award was presented to Miss Gethmann. Miss Gethmann also was nominated as Woman of the Year 1965 by the Business and Professional Women's Club. In May, 1967, the Ruth K Gethmann Scholarship Fund was established in her honor by the New Hampton Education Association to recognize her many years of dedicated service to the youth of the New Hampton High School. She was nominated for the Look Magazine Teacher of the Year Award in 1962. She was a member of the PEO and the Gladbrook Methodist Church.

PRECEDING HER In death were a brother, Ralph, and a sister, Mrs. Joe (Alice) King.

Surviving are six sisters, Mrs. Lawrence Boll and Mrs. Lloyd Thomsen, both of Gladbrook; Mrs. Lester Mericle, St. Paul, Minn.; Mrs. William Shawn, Shawnee, Okla.; Mrs. Nelson Rehider, Markesan, Wis., and Mrs. Gareth Ruggles, Garden City, Kan. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.


[Marshalltown IA newspaper Times Republican dated Wednesday September 4 1968]



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  • Created by: Marilyn Posthumus Clark
  • Added: 30 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101528741
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ruth Esther Gethmann (3 Nov 1896–3 Sep 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101528741, citing Gethmann Cemetery, Gladbrook, Tama County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Marilyn Posthumus Clark (contributor 46903787) .