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Ruth Ann Hainstock

May 28, 1933 - Aug 16, 2019


Ruth Ann (Gockel) Hainstock, 86, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away peacefully on August 16, 2019. Ruth was born on May 28, 1933, the daughter of Celestine and Theresa (Adams) Gockel in Lancaster, Wisconsin. Ruth was united in marriage to William Scott Hainstock on August 12, 1953 at Saint Columb...


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Thursday, August 22, 2019
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Maquoketa, Iowa 52060

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Ruth Ann Hainstock

May 28, 1933 - August 16, 2019

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Kathy and Dick Harder August 31, 2019

Ruth was a wonderful neighbor always with a smile and a wave. She was a spectacular teacher. Both kids were lucky to be in her class. I still use recipes from 'the Little House on the Prairie' inspired cook book/Mother's Day gift that James brought home. We were lucky to know her. We have good memories of her. We send our sympathy to her family at this time of loss.

Gerry Farrell August 24, 2019

What a pleasure it was to have Ruth teaching in the Delwood School. I think she taught all but one of our,Gerry and Mary Farrell's kids. It was always a good report she had for us at Teacher's conference and we enjoyed having her as a good friend wherever we met. My prayers for Ruth and all her Family May she rest in peace Gerry Farrell

Ruth A. Hainstock Video Tribute August 21, 2019

Tony Farrell August 21, 2019

Such a wonderful woman and teacher. She was one of my favorites at Delwood Elementary. A rare, happy soul that warmed all who knew her.

D.J. Knickrehm August 20, 2019

Thinking of Dear Sweetheart, Ruth and all she means to so many! She will be missed, especially her bright smile and her sense of humor. Her beautiful white hair always was a hallmark of her inner beauty as well. I miss her, but am so happy God took her before
"we all had to begin school", teachers, one and all!! Accept my sympathy Wendy and Bill, all those that I met from Montana, and the entire family.
Love and prayers,
D.J. Knickrehm

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Linda Tjaden August 19, 2019

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Ruth. Our families were so close and loved our times growing up together. She will be missed by so many people, especially all of us. Rest In Peace Ruth.

Brenda DeMoss Groves August 19, 2019

CandleBarb & family . I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Angel Schiffer & Family August 18, 2019

CandleMy deepest sympathy to all of Ruth's family . . what a pleasure it was to have known Ruth, her light will be missed by many.

Maureen August 18, 2019

Sorry to hear of your loss. Cherish the many memories you have of her.

Christine (Gockel) Nelson August 17, 2019

CandleAunt Ruth was truly a blessing to so many. She had a kind caring heart & soul. I remember every year she would come to grandparents day with me so I didn't feel left out. I always loved hearing about her travels & the beauty she saw in life. She was a great woman, whom I looked up to as a little girl. I hope you find comfort in knowing she is with God. ♥️ She is now an angel to many.

Paul W Hilgendorf August 17, 2019

I had Ruth as a teacher at Delwood elementary, was a exceptional teacher and person. RIP RUTH

Dr. Paul and Valerie Horst August 17, 2019

Rich, MarJo and family,
Valerie and I offer our deepest sympathies to you during this time of your loss. Ruth led such a full and beautiful life and was an inspiration to all those who knew her. Val just commented that your mom was the nicest person she has ever known. What a tribute! Rest assured that she has earned her reward and is at peace. Our thoughts and prayers to you all in the days ahead.

Dr. Paul and Valerie Horst August 17, 2019

Rich,MaryJo, and family,
Valerie and I send our sincere sympathies to you during this time. Ruth led a full life and did a lot of good for others in this world. She was an example of what we are all called to do. What an inspiration to all! Rest assured knowing that she has earned her reward and is at peace. Our thoughts and prayers to you all in the days ahead.

Edra Schmidt August 17, 2019

Bill Wendy. Deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one. May she rest in peace

Tim Gockel Martin August 16, 2019

Aunt Ruth was always so precise and put together. Loved kids and teaching along with Family.
Rest In Peace

Gary Bruns August 16, 2019

I remember all the Delmar families getting together for picnics, etc. Ruth Ann enjoyed all she did and always had a smile on her face! Sympathies to the families.

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