Ruth Zech

Ruth J. Zech, 99

Ruth Johanna (Lange) Zech, 99, of Attica, passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at 9:20 p.m. in the Woodland Manor Nursing Center, Attica.

Ruth was born in Detroit, Michigan, on October 22, 1913. She was the daughter of the late Herman and Minnie (Rieck) Lange. Ruth was raised in Detroit, graduating from Eastern High School. She spent most of her life in Roseville, Michigan, working as a seamstress. Ruth and her father help found the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Detroit. In 1992, Ruth moved to Attica, Indiana.

While living in Attica, Ruth became a member of the Attica First Lutheran Church. She was active in the Upper Level Senior Citizens. She was an avid card player and enjoyed several euchre clubs in the Attica area.

On June 10, 1939, Ruth married Edward J. Zech in Detroit, Michigan. He preceded her in death on March 12, 1970.

Ruth leaves behind her daughter, Joan Ruth (husband: Kenneth) Fraumann, of Williamsport; two granddaughters, Cheryl Odore, Indianapolis and Carol (husband: Rick) Clark, Williamsport; four great-grandchildren, Jessica Clark, Devin Odore, Rachel Clark and Hallie Odore.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Gertrude "Dee Dee" Lange and Margaret Severance.

Friends may call at the Maus Funeral Home, Attica, on Saturday, February 23, 2013, from 10 a.m. until service time at 11:30 a.m. with Kenneth Fraumann officiating. Burial will follow in the Riverside Cemetery, Attica.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Attica First Lutheran Church or the Warren County Community Foundation "Mac Van Fund".

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Published in the Journal & Courier from Feb. 20 to Feb. 21, 2013