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Ruth Meyers

March 13, 1926 — April 22, 2012

** View Video Tribute by clicking on weblink above **Ruth Meyers, age 86 of Belle Fourche, died Sunday April 22, 2012 at the Belle Fourche Regional Senior Care Center. Visitation will be 5 to 7 pm Thursday at Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche.  The funeral will be held 10:30 am Friday April 27, 2012 at St. James Lutheran Church in Belle Fourche, with Rev. Jeff Otterman officiating.  Interment will take place in Pine Slope Cemetery. Ruth Quenzer was born March 13, 1926 in Selfridge, North Dakota.  She was the daughter of Phillip and Caroline (Goetz) Quenzer.  At a young age, Ruth moved with her family to Belle Fourche, where she attended school.  In 1943, Ruth was united in marriage to William Meyer in Sundance Wyoming.  To this union five children were born: Junior, Sharon, Richard, James, and Calvin.  Following their marriage, Ruth and William farmed for many years near Fruitdale, raising primarily sugar beets.  In 1972, Ruth moved into Belle Fourche where she attended the First Baptist Church and later St. James Lutheran Church.  William died in 1988.  Since May of 2011, Ruth has been a resident of the Belle Fourche Regional Senior Care Center. Ruth will be remembered for her hard working life, filled with taking care of kids and making sure everyone was well fed and cared for.  Her life was dedicated to her family, especially her sons Richard and James who lived with her so she could watch over them.  She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Ruth is survived by her sons, James of Belle Fourche, Calvin (Michelle) of Belle Fourche; 6 grandchildren, Cassidy, Cadee, Ceylee, and Kalini Meyers, Curt and Danae Marchiando; niece and special friend, Delores Garcia of Belle Fourche. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sons, Junior and Richard Meyers; daughter, Sharon Shears; brothers, Phillip and Reuben Quenzer; sisters, Hilda Mouck, Martha Tempo, Bertha Rosales; and niece, Ada Lipp. IN LOVING MEMORY Ruth Meyers Date of Birth March 13, 1926 Selfridge, North Dakota Date of Death April 22, 2012 Belle Fourche, South Dakota Funeral Service 10:30 A.M. – Friday – April 27th, 2012 St. James Lutheran Church Belle Fourche, South Dakota Officiant – Pastor Jeff Otterman Special Music “The Old Rugged Cross” “I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say” “Precious Lord Take My Hand” Pete Buer, soloist Casketbearers Bob Meyer                                        George Rosales Walt Meyer                                      Roger Schiffner Darrell Oedekoven                          Chuck Webster Interment Pine Slope Cemetery Belle Fourche, South Dakota
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