Ruth Weinmann, 88, of Mabel, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester following a brief illness.Ruth Weinmann, 88, of Mabel, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester following a brief illness.
Ruth Murial Street was born May 6, 1926, the daughter of Granville and Avis (Hawks) Street of Hesper, Iowa.
She was united in marriage to Vernon Weinmann at Hesper Friends Meeting House in Hesper on Dec. 27, 1948.
She was raised on a farm near Hesper and as a child she helped her father on his cheese route during the Great Depression. She attended Hesper Village School, Mabel High School, William Penn College and Winona State College. Following graduation, both she and her husband taught school until the birth of their first child.
While her husband enjoyed a long career in the technical writing department of IBM in Rochester, after teaching a class for them in 1958, Mrs. Weinmann spent the majority of her time caring for her home and family, with intermittent employment with the Rochester School District and as a cashier for local grocery stores. When her husband retired, the two of them moved home to Hesper to provide assistance to her elderly mother, Avis Street, until her passing, and later for her aunt, Carol Hawks, following the passing of Carol's brother, Loren.
She is survived by her three children, William (Teresa) Weinmann, Russell (Donnie) Weinmann and Donna Weinmann; a daughter-in-law, Roxanne Weinmann; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Neva (Bob) Hain and Karen (Bob) Tracy; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Larry Weinmann; two brothers, John and Paul Street; and a sister, Arlene Boyum.
Funeral services were held on Monday, July 28, at Hesper Friends Meeting House in Hesper. The Rev. Keith Mardock officiated and burial was in Hesper Public Cemetery.
Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel assisted the family with arrangements.