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Ruth Alta Ransom
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Obituary for Ruth Alta Ransom

Ruth Alta Ransom, 92, of Waterloo, died Wednesday, May 16, at NorthCrest Specialty Care Center.

She was born October 22, 1925, in Marathon, the daughter of Frederick and Alta Runyan Schuler. She married Duane Ransom on August 10, 1945 in Waterloo and preceded her in death on April 3, 1975.

Ruth was employed as a custodian for the Waterloo Community Schools for thirteen years, retiring in 1990. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Waterloo.

Survivors include: her daughter, Kathy (John) Schultz of Altamonte Springs, Fla; two sons, David (Lori) Ransom of Gainesville, VA., and Daniel (Lori) Ransom of Ocean Springs, Miss; five grandchildren, Angela (Will) Zeman and Karla (Chris) Kail, Katey Ransom and Nicholas Ransom, and Matthew (Crystal) Ransom; four great-grandchildren, Madison Kail and Christopher Kail III, Logan Ransom and Patience Ransom.

Services: 11: 00 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Public visitation from 4-7 p.m. Monday, May 21, at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on South Street, where there will be a 4 p.m. rosary. Visitation also one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church.

Memorials: may be directed to Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

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4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - South Street

400 South St.
Waterloo, IA 50701

4 pm rosary. Visitation also one hour prior to services at the church

Mass of Christian Burial




11:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church

627 West Fourth Street
Waterloo, Iowa 50701

Cemetery Details


Mt. Olivet Cemetery

3912 W. 4th Street
Waterloo, IA 50701


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