Ruth L. Ferdig, 83, of Iowa City, died Sunday, June 17, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Services were held June 21 at the Welsh United Church of Christ, near Iowa City with the Rev. Jerry Stevenson presiding. Burial was in Welsh Pioneer Cemetery.
Ruth was born Jan. 6, 1929, in Sioux City, the daughter of John and Anna (Cheapka) Wickey. She married George Ferdig on Feb. 22, 1947, in Sioux City. Ruth was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was an avid bingo player and will be missed by her family.
Ruth is survived by her children Sandra (Bruce) Cook of Urbandale, Diana (Russ) Hradek of Cedar Rapids, Randy (Luanne) Ferdig of Solon and Rick Ferdig (Elaine Donner) of Rifle, Colo.; eight grandchildren Nicole Cook, Traci (James) Clarke, Jennifer A. Ferdig, Jaclyn Ferdig, Jessica Ferdig, Jennifer I. Ferdig, Julia Ferdig and William Hradek; two great-grandchildren Samantha and Lucas Clarke, siblings; Opal Sturgeon of Sioux City, Phyllis Lovejoy of LaVerne, Calif., Joanne Goedicke of Des Moines, Francis (Shirley) Wickey of Sioux City, Ray (Carolyn) Wickey of Shawnee Mission, Kan. and Gene (Gloria) Wickey of Tucson, Ariz.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; husband George, and an infant daughter Pamela.
The family would like to thank all the doctors and nurses at Mercy Hospital Iowa City ICU for their special care of Ruth.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.broshchapel.com .