Annemarie Rosa Ruth, 72, Council Bluffs, died April 7, 2014, at her home with her family by her side. The family has suggested memorials to Childrens Hospital or Estabrook Cancer Center Methodist Hospital. Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring, Council Bluffs, is in charge of arrangements.
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Annemarie was born, May 4, 1941, in Altenberg Germany, to Yohan and Maria Achleitner. She met her husband Marvin while he was stationed there, serving in the U.S. Army.
Annemarie is preceded in death by her parents, son Ricky Ruth and brothers Hans and Helmut Achleitner. Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Marvin Earl Ruth; daughters Cindy Gray and husband Matt and Diane Pein; sons, Reggie Ruth and wife Teresa; Rodney Ruth and wife Cheryal; Rex Ruth and wife Rebecca; Robert Ruth and wife Lana; sister Linda Tarnaski and husband John, 18 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Annemarie will be remembered for her love of family and her many years of babysitting at her home.
Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home and Crematory
545 Willow Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Published in The Opinion-Tribune on Apr. 16, 2014