Ruth E. Geilenfeld
1928 - 2020
BORN
1928
DIED
2020

Ruth E. Geilenfeld

September 28, 1928-November 22, 2020

Mason City-Ruth Ellen Geilenfeld, 92, died on Sunday, November 22, 2020, at Good Shepherd Health Center, Mason City, IA.

The family will have a private burial service at a later date.

Memorials may be given to MercyOne Hospice of North Iowa and or St. James Lutheran Church, Mason City, IA.

Ruth was born September 28, 1928, the daughter of Leslie and Sylvia (Damon) Anderson. She was a graduate of Upper Iowa University attaining an elementary teaching degree. In 1948 she married Eugene Geilenfeld and from this union two children were born.

She loved her 34 years of teaching, attending music events and Iowa Hawkeye football games. Her successful retirement was filled with traveling, reading and volunteering with Reading Buddies, St. James Lutheran church and MacNider Art Museum. She also enjoyed her 65-year membership in Beta Sigma Phi sorority.

An annual lunch with her Waterville High School classmates was also special to her.

Those left to cherish memories of Ruth are her children, Steve Geilenfeld and Linda (Tom) Schaefer; and brother-in-law, Allen Geilenfeld.

Ruth's children would like to thank the Good Shepherd staff for the love, care and humor they shared with her.

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Published by Globe Gazette on Nov. 24, 2020.
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Oh Linda, I was not surprised your mother was such an educator...just look at her daughter! I'm sure she was also as poised as you are. It is always hard at the end the life of a parent. Here is my cell: 641-494-7342. Text me sometime and let me know your address or phone in Florida. Take care, dear one. email is: [email protected]
Kristine Axiotis
November 25, 2020
We knew Ruth through the Mason City AREA Retired School Personnel Assoc. and also through St. James Lutheran Church. I visited her, called and sent her cards at Good Shepherd as a church member helper. She was such a neat lady and I so enjoyed speaking with her. We spoke a lot about Gene, her husband, who I knew through basketball when he coached high school and I coached Jr. H. She was so proud of you, her family. We will be making a donation to the scholarship fund of MCARSPA for a student going into education. She will be missed. May she rest in peace.
Sandy & Jay Thede
November 24, 2020
So sorry to hear of Ruth's passing. I was a classmate of her daughter Linda in Webster City back in Jr. High.
Alan Sheldon
November 24, 2020