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Ruth I. Wolfgang

Died: Sat., Jun. 8, 2019


Visitation

10:00 AM to 11:00 PM, Wed., Jun. 12, 2019
Location: Christ United Lutheran Church


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Jun. 12, 2019
Location: Christ United Lutheran Church


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Ruth I. Wolfgang, 87, formerly of Mowry, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019 at the Mt. Carmel Nursing Center, Mt. Carmel.  Born in Mowry on December 24, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Elizabeth Sell Wolfgang.  She was a graduate of the former Ashland High School, class of 1949.  Ruth worked in the garment industry her entire life, she was a trimmer and presser for the former Mt. Carmel Blouse Company of Mt. Carmel, retiring from the J. K. Company, Kulpmont.   

She was a life member of the former St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Lavelle, now Christ’s United Lutheran Church, Airport Road, Ashland, and a life member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.  An active member of the church, she was a member of the Lutheran Church Ladies, also known as  W.E.L.C.A., and served as indoor custodian for many years. Ruth loved hand sewing, making quilts for friends and family, and making Apple pies.

Preceding her in death were sisters, Anna and Emma Wolfgang,  Elizabeth Wetzel, and Jean Cress; also brothers, Walter, James, Luther, Lester, Milton, Ralph, Raymond, and Russell Wolfgang; and nephews Otto and Alex Wolfgang. 

Survivors:

Niece:  Sally, wife of Erik Tice, Mowry

Niece:  Carrie, wife of Russ Hummel, Ashland

Nephew:  John Wolfgang, and wife Maryann, Mowry

Nephew:  Raymond Wolfgang, and wife Linda, Mount Carmel

Three Great Nieces, Four Great Nephews, Three Great Great Nephews, One Great Great Niece

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a religious funeral service on Wednesday, June 12th at 11A.M. from Christ’s United Lutheran Church, 437 Airport Road, Ashland.  The Rev. Laura Csellak, pastor, will officiate.  A viewing will be held in the church, 10 A.M. until time of service.  Burial will follow at Citizen’s Cemetery, Lavelle.  

Donations can be made to Hillside SPCA, Box 233 Pottsville, Pa., 17901or to Christ’s United Lutheran Church, 437 Airport Road, Ashland, PA., 17921.

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