In Memory of

Ruth Ann Fangman

June 11, 1938 - January 4, 2019
From: Cherokee, IA

Ruth Ann Fangman was born in Cherokee, IA on June 11, 1938, the daughter of William and Philomena (Peppersack) Fangman. She grew up in the area and graduated from Immaculate Conception High School. She attended college in Des Moines, IA, before returning to Cherokee, and began a long career working at Sioux Valley Hospital. She was a nurse’s aide for several years, and then worked in the purchasing department until her retirement.

Ruth Ann did some traveling through the years with her brother, Chuck, and together they enjoyed camping, boating, and visiting family around the country. She was a life-long member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She passed away at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center on Friday, January 4, 2019, at age 80. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Iline and her husband, Dennis Malzer; a brother, Chuck Fangman; and brother-in-law, Bill Perkins.

Those left to cherish her memory include one sister, Rosemary Perkins of Virginia Beach, VA; her nieces and nephews: Mike (Donna) Sholly of Osage, IA, Roxanne (Bill) Bute of Cherokee, Ed (Maxine) Sholly of Osage, IA, Louis (Lori) Sholly of Sadelia, MO, Deb (Tim) Tyler of Elizabeth, LA, Linda (John) Wade and Sharon (Lennie) Fadness, all of Chesapeake, VA; other relatives and friends.

Memorial services will at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, JANUARY 12, at Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Father Jeff Schleisman
Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Cherokee


Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 12:35 PM
“We will miss Aunt Ruth and keep the memories in our hearts forever. May you rest in peace Aunt Ruth. Love Linda and John Wade, Chesapeake, VA.”
- Linda Wade
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 8:58 AM
“Aunt Ruth Ann will forever be loved in our hearts, cherished in our memories, and kept close in our thoughts.”
- Louie and Lori Sholly
Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 10:41 AM
“All of us in Virginia send our condolences and so wish we cold be there with you to share memories of Aunt Ruth. I know mom, especially, feels sad that she has lost her last remaining sister. May peace be with you all as you say your final farewell. Sharon, Lennie, Kelsey and Ray Fadness in Chesapeake, VA”
- Sharon Fadness
Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 10:41 AM
“We are sorry to hear of your loss. May God be with you and give you strength to carry you through your sadness. ”
- Cherrine Davis
Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 10:40 AM
“Prayers to the family. She was a wonderful person. ”
- Brenda Schwebach
Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 10:40 AM
“I feel sadness..When I was `16 years old I went to work as a nurses aide at Sioux Valley Hospital as a nurses aide. Ruth Ann was one of 6 ladies who taught me the art of taking care of patients..she taught me a work ethic and a pride in my work..I went on to be a good 30 year Intensive Care nurse and my entire career, I drew on the lessons of these fine women..the others were Henrietta, aide; Mildred,aide..Vi, aide; Mrs Clark, RN,; Mrs. Hinkley, RN; (they taught a respect for those in charge of me) RIP RUTH ANN...and thank you....My condolences to her family and friends..Pam”
- PAMELA (Willert) Harrmann
Friday, January 4, 2019 at 3:28 PM
“Rest In Peace, Ruth! Many fond memories!!
- Ron and Jan Witcombe
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