Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., today, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007, at Grace Lutheran Church in Storm Lake. Burial will be in the Schaller Cemetery.
Ruth Genevieve Parkinson was born on Nov. 14, 1916, in Lake View, to William Henry and Mabel Gladys (Spade) Parkinson. She attended rural schools in Sac County.
On March 5, 1939, Ruth was united in marriage to Gustav Johnson in Schaller, Iowa. They were blessed with four children: Carol, Elaine, Kenneth and Roger.
Ruth was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Storm Lake, where she was on the Ladies Aid committee. In addition, Ruth was active in the Clover Club in Schaller and volunteered in the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center's coffee shop.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gustav; her son, Kenneth; two infant daughters; one great granddaughter, Emma Johnson; sister, Mildred Herbert; brothers: Albert and Clarence Parkinson; and son-in-law Rodney Regenitter.
Ruth is survived by her children: Carol Regennitter of Vancouver, Wash., Elaine Georg of Fort Dodge, Roger Johnson and his wife, Kathy of Spencer; her daughter-in-law, Peggy Johnson of Topeka, Kan.; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.
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