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Ruby B. Kloewer

July 7, 1921 — October 23, 2012

Ruby Berdine, only child of Rudolph and Freda (Bargenquast) Ewoldt, was born July 7, 1921 on a farm in Crawford County, Iowa. Ruby started her schooling in a rural school near their farm in Crawford County and continued her schooling at Manilla High School where she graduated in 1939. On June 5, 1939 Ruby was united in marriage with Vincent E. Kloewer at Sacred Heart Church in Manilla. Eleven Children were born to this union. Ruby and Vincent farmed east of Defiance for 14 years and then south of Manilla until they moved into Manilla in 1960. Ruby was kept busy with caring for the children and helping on the farm. Ruby worked as a grocery store clerk and a nurse's aide at the Manilla Manor after the children were grown. Ruby enjoyed family gatherings, bingo, crocheting, volunteer work at the Manilla Manor and her crossword puzzles. She was a long time member of the Sacred Heart Parish in Manilla; current member of Holy Spirit Parish in Carroll, Altar and Rosary Society and Catholic Daughters of the Americas. Following a brief illness Vincent died in 1999. A year later Ruby moved to Carroll. As Ruby's health declined and she was unable to continue to live alone she moved to St. Anthony Nursing home in 2009. Ruby died there on Tuesday Oct. 23rd; she was 91 years 3 months and 16 days of age. Ruby was preceded in death by her parents; husband Vincent Kloewer, son Edward Kloewer, daughters Mildred in-infancy and Leona Gibbins, son-in-law David Disburg. She is survived by her children James Kloewer (Norma) of Lawson, MO; Joan Ramsey (Denny) of Manning; Betty Reinart (Merle) of Carroll; Mae Franks (Ron) of Essex; Leo Kloewer (Gayle) of York, NE; Linda Disburg of Danville; Willie Kloewer of Carroll; Michael Kloewer (Vickie) of Albany, OR; daughter-in-law Cheryl Kloewer of Albany, OR; son-in-law Phil Gibbins of Belle Plaine; 35 grandchildren; 70 great-grandchildren; 35 great-great-grandchildren; and by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Officiating Reverend Robert Gralapp Celebrant Reverend Timothy Johnson Concelebrant Lector Carol Reinart Mass Servers Alyssa & Allison Chapman Eucharistic Minister Norbert Kasperbauer Gift Bearers Ruby's Granddaughters Music "Here I Am, Lord" "How Great Thou Art" "Immaculate Mary" "On Eagle's Wings Marilyn Backhaus, Organist Casket Bearers ~ Grandsons David Ramsey Donovan Kloewer Kory Kloewer Josh Disburg Steve Reinart Nick Kloewer Matt Franks Spencer Kloewer Rick Ransey Dan Ramsey Ron Ramsey Eric Ramsey Jeff Reinart John Reinart Todd Franks Jacob Kloewer Mitch Kloewer

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