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Ruth Proehl

October 13, 1926 — June 15, 2018


October 13, 1926
Primghar, Iowa

June 15, 2018
Spencer, Iowa

11:00 A.M. Wednesday, June 20, 2018
United Church of Primghar; Primghar, Iowa
Pastor Derrick Okine ~ Officiating

Visitation with family present will be from 10:00 A.M. to service time on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at the United Church of Primghar.

“Amazing Grace”
“How Great Thou Art”
Organist: LaNan Eldridge

Matthew Proehl Derek Thoms
Michael Wright Dustin Wright
Ashley Gloden Jeremy Gloden

Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Primghar, Iowa

After the graveside service relatives and friends are invited to join the family in the fellowship hall of the church.

Arrangements under the care of the
Eldridge Family Funeral Home; Primghar, Iowa
Ruth Proehl the daughter of Clark and Lela (McClary) Young was born October 13, 1926 in Primghar, Iowa. She attended school in Primghar and graduated from Primghar High School in 1945. On January 4, 1947, she was united in marriage to William J. “Bill” Proehl in Worthington, Minnesota. After their marriage the couple farmed north of Primghar. Ruth was a homemaker and raised the couple’s four children on the farm. Bill passed on May 13, 1981 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. After his passing Ruth moved into Primghar to make her home. She remained there until moving to the St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer, Iowa in October of 2015. She passed away at St Luke on Friday June 15, 2018 reaching the age of 91 years, 8 months and 2 days.
She was a member of the United Church of Primghar and the Baum-Harmon Hospital Auxiliary. She enjoyed cleaning her house and spent many hours reading.
Ruth is survived by two daughters, Becky and her husband, Dennis Thoms of Mason City, Iowa and Pat Wright of Primghar, Iowa; a daughter-in-law, Sharon Proehl Maybee of Henderson, Colorado; five grandchildren, Matthew Proehl, Derek Thoms, Michael and Dustin Wright and Ashley Gloden; nine great grandchildren, Jordan, Jessica, Madison, Deklan, Drew, Davis, Tristyn, John and Brady; two great great grandchildren, Ava and Alan; a brother-in-law, Arnie Leng of Primghar, Iowa and a sister-in-law, Gretchen Young of Des Moines, Iowa; also other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, two sons, Tony and Mike Proehl; a son-in-law, Reitzell Wright; her parents, two brothers, George and Charles Young and two sisters, Lois Williams and Susan Leng.

The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall
not want. He maketh me to lie
down in green pastures; He leadeth
me beside still waters. He
restoreth my soul; He leadeth me
in the paths of righteousness for
His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the
valley of the shadow of death, I will
fear no evil; for Thou art with me;
Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort
me; Thou preparest a table before
me in the presence of mine enemies;
Thou anointest my head with oil,
my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall
follow me all the days of my life;
and I will dwell in the house of the
Lord forever.
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