Homestead- Ruth Marie Zuber was born September 2, 1942 rural South Amana, Iowa, the daughter of Milton and Elesa (Brockshus) Heitshusen. She attended Immanuel Lutheran School. Ruth was united in marriage to Dale William Zuber on August 19, 1962 at Immanuel Lutheran Church near Williamsburg. Ruth work at Colony Village and Seven Villages as a waitress for many years. She enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, playing cards and especially spending time with family and friends. She was a faithful member of St. John's Lutheran Church serving on the Ladies Aid. Ruth passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City at the age of 77.
She is survived by her children: Sandy (Denny) Marine of Williamsburg, Curt (Mary) Zuber of Sydney, Australia, Carol (John) Meade of Newhall and Traci (Jerry) Zahradnek of Kalona; 11 grandchildren: Jessie (Tanner) Morrison, Kelly Marine, Brandt (Katie) Marine, Cody (Kattie Redlinger) Marine, Emma Zuber, Katie Meade, Alec Meade, Jack Meade, Maddi (Justin Harland) Zahradnek, Shelby Zahradnek and Jack Zahradnek; 3 great grandchildren: Breckin Morrison, Jayse Morrison and Brooks Marine; a brother, Allan (Luanne) Heitshusen of South Amana; two sisters, Vivian (Robert) Hergert of East Amana and Arlene (Ron) Holden of Williamsburg and a sister-in-law, Myrna Heitshusen of Williamsburg. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Dale (May 23, 2019), two brothers, Harlan Heitshusen and Ralph Heitshusen and a sister Helen Heitshusen.
Celebration of Life Service will be 10:30 am on Monday, September 16, 2019 at St. John's Lutheran Church near Homestead. Burial will be at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:30 to 7:00 pm at the Powell Funeral Home in Williamsburg. Memorial are for St. John's Lutheran Church, Camp Courageous or donor's choice. Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com.
"We were saddened to hear of the loss of Ruth. Such a lovely lady that we remember fondly from trips to Australia and how welcoming she and Dale were when our family visited Iowa. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family at this difficult time. God Bless from the Greenep Family "
"Sandy, Curt, Carol, Tracy, and family,
Our hearts go out to you. We are so sad to hear about Ruth's passing. She was always the kindest person who would always welcome us into their home and were always glad to see us. She will be missed by many. Our thoughts and many prayers are with you.
All our love,
Matt and Julie McDonough"