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Ruth Meis

Ruth Meis, 79 of Alton, IA died Friday, July 13, 2012 after a sudden illness at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, IA.
      Funeral Service will be Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton, IA with Rev. Gerald Hartz officiating & Rev. Paul Eisele, Rev. Robert Gralapp, & Msgr. Kenneth Seifried concelebrating.  Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Alton, IA. Visitation will be anytime after 4 p.m. Monday, July 16, 2012.  There will be a parish rosary at 5 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m., all at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton.  Services have been entrusted to the Fisch Funeral Home & Monument of Remsen.  Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com. 
      Ruth was born Feb. 16, 1933, at Alton, IA the daughter of George & Lillian (Noethe) Henrich.
      She married Leon Meis on Feb. 16, 1953 at Alton.  The couple made their home on a farm near Granville and farmed for 54 years before moving into Alton in 2007.  Ruth was a loving and devoted wife for 59 years, and an amazing mother to her four childen.
      Ruth & Leon were avid and active supporters of Spalding Catholic as well as their church.  She adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren. 
      Survivors include; her husband Leon of Alton, her four children, Paula (Dave) Langel of LeMars, Mark (Judy) Meis of Alton, Barb Meis of Laguna Niguel, CA and Kris (Bill) Koopman of LeMars;  11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; Her brother, Ed (Rita) Henrich; her sister, Mary Sue (Carl) Sierp; her brother-in-law, Roman (Millie) Langel of LeMars, IA.
      Preceded by: her parents, her father & mother-in-law, Leo & Tillie Meis, sister-in-law, Clarice Langel.
      Casket Bearers will be Mick Langel, Rick Logan, Chad & Dean Meis, Toby Scheitler & Aaron Culler.
      Honorary Bearers will be the Spalding baseball representatives.

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Guestbook

What a wonderful lady Ruth was! She made everyone feel special. She will be missed by so many, but especially her family---she truly was the heart of the home. Our deepest sympathy to Leon, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jim and Gloria Ellwanger

Jim and Gloria Ellwanger Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Barb, I just heard the devastating news of your mother's passing and wanted you and your family to know you were in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss.

Susan Erwin McCall Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Good bye, Ruthie. God bless.

Duane Biever Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of all of you when I was young. May God comfort you and give you strength in this time of sorrow.

Scott Sanford Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

What a wonderful lady Ruth was! She made everyone feel special. She will be missed by so many, but especially her family---she truly was the heart of the home. Our deepest sympathy to Leon, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jim and Gloria Ellwanger

Jim and Gloria Ellwanger Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

To you and yours. God bless you all. Ruth was such a strong person,and so devoted to Leon and the family. I remember good times in Colorado when Ruth and Leon would visit. We had such fun and laughter, even though the age difference,it was the time spent laughing, playing...

Bobbie Phillips Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Ruth looked beautiful. I told your Dad but forgot to tell you that I let all the Kamp's know(Josie's family) and before I left I heard from Susie and she wanted me to express her sympathy too. WE had wonderful grandparents that brought us all together with your parents ...

Kath Kennedy West Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

My prayers are with you and your whole family, through what must be a very difficult time. We have to trust the Lord that His plan is perfect in every way. I know this may give you some comfort. I hope that you are celebrating her life today, as I can only imagine all ...

Christine McNeese Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Paula and family, My heart and prayers are with you! May God comfort you. deb

deb elliott Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Barb, I just heard the devastating news of your mother's passing and wanted you and your family to know you were in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss.

Susan Erwin McCall Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM