Ruth A. Olmsted, 70, of Fort Dodge, passed away Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Trinity Regional Medical Center.
A prayer service will be 2:00 PM TODAY Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home. Burial of cremains will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. A visitation will be from 1:00 PM until the start of the prayer service at the funeral home.
Ruth is survived by her sister, Mary (Roland) Musselman of Fort Dodge and brother, Richard Olmsted of Providence, RI.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Bernice (Anderson) Olmsted and brother, William Olmsted.
Ruth Ann Olmsted was born August 4, 1949 in Fort Dodge. She was raised and educated in Fort Dodge and graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High in 1967. She graduated from UNI in 1972 and received her Masters degree from Saint Paul School of Theology in 1985. Ruth was employed as a counselor through Lutheran Family Services for many years before moving to Kansas City where she worked as a substance abuse and domestic violence counselor at the Kansas City Community Center. In 2011, Ruth retired from Whelan Security in Kansas City. She was a member of the Metropolitan Community Church in Kansas City. Ruth greatly enjoyed her opportunities to fulfill occasional pastoral duties for various churches in the Kansas City area. Ruth returned to Fort Dodge in 2015.
Memorials may be left to family discretion.
Mary I am so sorry to hear of your sisters passing. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kathy and John
Mary -- sorry to hear about Ruth's passing. Hope you can find solace in God's grace and peace.
Ruth was a roommate of my best friend from UNI, Marilyn Weber Feldman. Marilyn died at an early age and left 3 young children. Marilyn was teaching the 2nd grader how to cook. Her children are now grown. I know Ruth will look Marilyn up once she arrives in heaven. They were good friends.
Loretta Moon - Eagle Grove
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I got to know Ruth about a year ago she was a great lady . I will miss seeing her on Thursday at happy hour at Fort Dodge Health and Rehab we had great times she will be miss. Anne Erickson
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