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2015 June 16: Ruth Hansel

Ruth Hansel, age 84, of Fort Atkinson, IA, died on Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at the Good Samaritan Center in West Union, IA.


Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 19, 2015, at St. John’s Catholic Church, 201 Oak Street, Fort Atkinson, IA, with Rev. Nick March presiding. Burial will be in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Fort Atkinson, IA.


Ruth Rose Rosenbaum was born on April 18, 1931, the daughter of Louis Felix and Mathilda Anna (Huber) Rosenbaum near Festina, IA. Ruth attended St. Mary’s Catholic School in both Festina and Waucoma, graduating in 1949. She moved to Cedar Rapids and worked at Osco Drug as well as the Iowa Electric Company, living there for forty years. Ruth was united in marriage to Don Hansel on August 4, 1962 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Spillville, IA. In 1997, Don and Ruth moved to Fort Atkinson. Ruth loved horses, animals, butterflies and birds, doing crafts and walking all around Fort Atkinson. Her favorite pet was her sister Evelyn’s dog, Brownie. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Fort Atkinson, IA.

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