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Ruth Kisgen

August 13, 1920 — January 4, 2019

Mass of the Christian Burial for Ruth Kisgen, age 98, of Templeton, will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at Sacred Heart Church in Templeton with an Honor Guard by the St. Rose of Lima #6 Catholic Daughters of Carroll. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Templeton. Visitation will be after 4 PM on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at Ohde Funeral Home in Manning, with a 5 PM Rosary by the St. Rose of Lima #6 Catholic Daughters of Carroll and a 7:30 PM Prayer Service by Father Gary Snyder.

Ruth, daughter of Ben and Elizabeth (Fangman) Lechtenberg, was born August 13, 1920, at Templeton, Iowa. She graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Templeton. On August 13, 1940, Ruth was united in marriage with Oswald Kisgen at Templeton. Three children were born to this union. Ruth worked at several places, including Templeton Savings Bank and the City of Templeton. She then stayed at home to raise children and help her husband run Kisgen Oil Company.

After the business was sold in 1988, Ruth became an avid card player, enjoying various card clubs and trips to visit her children and grandchildren. Ruth was a member of the Sacred Heart Parish of Templeton, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Parish Ladies Guild and Hospital Auxiliary.
After the death of her husband Oswald in 1998, she was able to remain at home until 2017 when she became a resident of Sunnybrook Assisted Living in Carroll, where she passed away on Friday, January 4, 2019, at the age of 98.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Oswald, brother Alois Lechtenberg and sister Elaine Prebeck.

Ruth is survived by her three children: Sharon Edloff of Bennington, NE; James (Jean) Kisgen of San Antonio, TX; Kay Lynn (Ronald) Wiederien of Derby, KS; six grandchildren: Stephen (Ann) Edloff of Omaha, NE; Douglas (Katrina) Kisgen of Boerne, TX; Darren (Lauren) Kisgen of Natick, MA; Laura (Eric) Barnes of Wichita, KS; Eric (Ngoc) Wiederien of Wichita, KS; Lisa Wiederien of Derby, KS; five great-granddaughters: Cassandra Kisgen, Melissa Edloff, Olivia Kisgen, Caroline Kisgen and Elly Wiederien; eight great-grandsons: Alexander Kisgen, Joseph Kisgen, Kyle Edloff, Caden Miller, Mitchell Kisgen, Thomas Kisgen, Cole Wiederien and Liam Wiederien; brother Daniel Lechtenberg of Templeton, IA; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation and Prayers

Tuesday, January 8, 2019, after 4:00 PM

Ohde Funeral Home, Manning, Iowa

5:00 PM Rosary - Catholic Daughters of the Americas

7:30 PM Parish Vigil Service by Rev. Gary Snyder

Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 10:30 AM

Sacred Heart Church, Templeton, Iowa

Rev. Gary Snyder, Celebrant

Mass Servers

Alex Kisgen    Joe Kisgen    Kyle Edloff


Cassie Kisgen    Melissa Edloff    Olivia Kisgen          

Eucharistic Minister

Dave Prebeck

Gift Bearers

Caden Miller    Mitchell Kisgen    Caroline Kisgen  

Thomas Kisgen    Cole Wiederien    

Liam Wiederien    Elly Wiederien

Message in Music

Sacred Heart Men’s Choir       Jeanne Kerkhoff, Organist

Casket Bearers

Doug Kisgen    Steve Edloff    Darren Kisgen 

Laura Barnes    Eric Wiederien    Lisa Wiederien

Honorary Casket Bearers

Cassie Kisgen     Melissa Edloff     Alex Kisgen

Joe Kisgen     Kyle Edloff     Olivia Kisgen     Caden Miller

Mitchell Kisgen     Caroline Kisgen     Thomas Kisgen    

Cole Wiederien     Liam Wiederien     Elly Wiederien


Sacred Heart Cemetery

Templeton, Iowa

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