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Ruth Meta WELD

Female 1910 - 2013  (103 years)


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  • Name Ruth Meta WELD 
    Born 15 Aug 1910  Winfred, Lake, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 11 Nov 2013  Salem, McCook, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Obituary from The Argus Leader, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Nov. 13, 2013:

      "Ruth Osterberg

      Ruth Osterberg, 103, formerly of Salem, SD, went to her heavenly home on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 16 at 1:00 pm at Kinzley Funeral Home in Salem. Visitation will begin at 9 am with family present from 6 - 8 pm also at Kinzley Funeral Home.

      Ruth Meta Weld was born Aug. 15, 1910 to Fred and Wilhelmina (Stangohr) Weld in Winfred, SD. The family moved to a farm north of Salem in 1912. She graduated from Salem High School and Nettleton College in Sioux Falls. She worked for Gurneys Seed Company in Yankton for 11 years. When WWII started she went to Washington, DC and worked as a secretary in the War Department. When the war was over she moved back to Salem and married Arnold Osterberg on March 17, 1946. They lived on the family farm until Arnold died in 2006. At that time she started living between her daughters' homes.

      She was a member of Salem Evangelical Covenant Church until it's closing. She was very active in Covenant Women and the church. She then became a member of the Prairie Hills Covenant Church. She was a very strong Christian woman and was a great role model for her family.

      Survivors include two daughters: Jean (Norman) Schmeeckle of Hastings, NE and Marlyce (Kevin) Kelly of Sioux Falls; 6 grandchildren: Ann, Amy Schmeeckle of Omaha, NE and Mark (Andrea) Schmeeckle of Lincoln, NE, Paul (Naomi) and Nick Kelly of Sioux Falls, Sarah Kelly of St Paul, MN; 1 great grandchild, Sophie Ruth Schmeeckle; 1 sister, Lois (Charley) Matthaei of Gering, NE; 1 brother, Wayne (Nancy) Weld of Wenatchee, WA; 2 sister-in-laws: Betty Weld of Winner and Delilah Osterberg of Salem.

      Preceded in death by sisters: Wilma, Caroline and Ruby and 1 brother, Robert Weld.

      We would like to thank Dr. Elizabeth Jensen, Good Samaritan Home Care and Asera Hospice for their wonderful care."
    Person ID I4224  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 19 May 2019 

    Father Frederick "Fred" John WELD,   b. 14 Nov 1881, Byron, Ogle, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1966, Sun Prairie Twp., Salem, McCook, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Wilhelmenia Anna Sophia “Minnie” STANGOHR,   b. 8 Sep 1888, Minnehaha Co., South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1978, Salem, McCook, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 8 Feb 1910  Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F393  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Arnold Theodore OSTERBERG,   b. 22 Aug 1907,   d. 12 Feb 2006  (Age 98 years) 
    Married 17 Mar 1946  Salem, McCook, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Jean Ruth OSTERBERG
     2. Marlyce Ann OSTERBERG
    Histories At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Last Modified 12 May 2019 
    Family ID F1705  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Aug 1910 - Winfred, Lake, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Mar 1946 - Salem, McCook, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Nov 2013 - Salem, McCook, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
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