Ruth L. Korth, 95, of Wayne, died Sunday, May 21, 2017 at the Wakefield Health Care Center in Wakefield.
Services will be held Friday, May 26 at 10:30 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Wayne. The Rev. Michael Feldmann and the Rev. Carl Lilienkamp will officiate. Visitation will be Thursday, May 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Wayne with family present. Burial will be in Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Wayne.
Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home in Wayne.
Memorials may be directed to the Providence Medical Center Foundation and Greenwood Cemetery Association.
Ruth Lucille Korth was born May 23, 1921 on a farm in Wayne County to Ernest and Anna (Brummond) Frevert. She was baptized June 26, 1921 at Salem Lutheran Church rural Wakefield and confirmed April 14, 1935 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church rural Wakefield. Ruth married Wendell Korth March 4, 1945 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church rural Wakefield. They farmed south of Wakefield until moving to Wayne and later to Blair for a few years. In 1976 the couple returned to Wayne. Over the years, Ruth was employed as a sales clerk at J.M. McDonalds in Wayne, Burkes Fashions in Blair, and then worked as a food service checker at Wayne State College for over 15 years. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, V.F.W. Auxiliary, Wayne Eagles Club Auxiliary and Wayne Senior Center. She enjoyed people.
Survivors include her sons, Roy (Elaine) Korth of Blair, Warren (Judy) Korth of Lincoln, Vaughan (Connie) Korth of Blair; eight grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Merlin (Kathleen) Frevert of Wayne; a sister-in-law, Bonnie Frevert of Winside; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wendell in 2006; and a brother, Glenville in 2013.
Honorary pallbearers will be Lori Korth, Anna Korth, Shannon Korth, Adrienne Korth, Amy Thompson, Katie Korth, Wendy Lukert and Heather Aguilera.
Active pallbearers will be Kip Korth, Kurt Korth, Kasey Korth, Brad Korth, Ryan Korth, Allan Lukert and Chris Aguilera.