Ruth Wenger, 81, of Flasher, died March 14, 2016, at her home with her family after a courageous battle with lung cancer.
A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, March 19, 2016, at the Flasher Public School with Reverend Bethany Haberstroh officiating. Burial will be in Flasher.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, March 18, 2016, at Buehler-Larson Funeral Home, Mandan, with a prayer service at 7 pm. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the school on Saturday.
Ruth was born December 12, 1934, in Flasher, ND to Arthur and Rosebud (Maxwell) Rossow. She was raised and educated in Flasher, graduated, and then went on to attend Jamestown College. After her schooling, throughout the years she worked at Mor Gran Sou in Flasher, taught school at a small country school, and was the secretary at Flasher Public School. Then she went to work for Grant County State Bank in Flasher for 46 years until retiring in 2011.
On October 11, 1954, Ruth married Roger Wenger in Flasher. They later moved to the family farm near Flasher where they spent their lives and raised their two daughters. She enjoyed playing cards, attending basketball games with Roger, going camping and fishing, and reading. Ruth loved to travel and enjoyed Germany, Hawaii, Ireland, and numerous other places. A beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, she will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Blessed to have shared her life is her husband of 61 years, Roger Wenger, Flasher; two daughters, Diane (Jim) Bachmeier, Carson, and Melissa “Tobey” (Jerid) Isbell, Flasher; seven grandchildren, Chad (Maria) Bachmeier, Todd (Ashley) Bachmeier, Brett Bachmeier, Kalin Bachmeier (friend, Layne Maher), and Lezlee, Colt, and Tucker Isbell; seven great grandchildren; three sisters, Lois Huncovsky, Jeannie (Don) Roy, and Goldie Rousch; and three brothers, Richard (Judy) Rossow, Lloyd (Carol) Rossow, and Clifford (Connie) Rossow; many nieces, nephews, and in-laws; and her best friend, Alvina Wang.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Donna and Ila; and one brother, Quinten.