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Ruth A. Gerler

Ruth A. Gerler

October 19, 1933 ~ June 21, 2023 (age 89)

Ruth was born October 19, 1933, in Plainview NE, and baptized November 12th, 1933.  She went to school in Plainview through the 5th grade.  When WWII started the family moved to Sioux Army Depot (S.A.D.) where her Dad took a job as a guard.  She was confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sidney on May 21st, 1948.  She went to Brownson for her 6th grade and to Sidney for her Junior and Senior years.  She worked at the Dime Store in Sidney while attending High School and also at the grocery store in Potter during the summer months.  She graduated from Sidney High School in 1952.  After finishing High School she worked at the S.A.D. for a year and then moved to Ogallala for 3 years before moving back to Sidney and marrying Gerald on August 17th, 1957.  They bought a house and lived in Sidney until 1974 when they moved to Kansas City for Gerald's job with A.T.&T.  They lived in Kansas City until retirement when they moved to Seward in 1989.  They were members of St. John Lutheran Church.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald E. Gerler; parents, John and Ada Seevers; son-in-law, William Dodgen Jr.; sister, Verna (Don) Lingwall; brothers, Wilford Seevers, Arnold Seevers, Herbert (Lorraine) Seevers and Fern Seevers; sisters-in-law,  Darlene (Elvin) Thies and Arlene Seevers.

Survivors include daughters, Debra Gerler and Jane (Bryce) Johnson; grandchildren,  Brandy (Joey) Ford and William Dodgen III; great-grandchildren,  Briana Ford (fiancé, Joseph Miner), Kaelyn Johnson, Sylas Chalmers, Cohen Chalmers, Evalisse Sanchez, and Sammy Sanchez;  brothers:  John J. Seevers and Gerhart (Thelma) Seevers.

Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on June 29, 2023 at St. John Lutheran Church in Seward, NE. Burial will follow Greenwood Cemetery, also in Seward.



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