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Ruth Klokkenga

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[August 01, 2011]  EMDEN -- Ruth Grace Klokkenga, 87, of Emden, died Sunday, July 31, 2011, at 3:50 a.m. at The Christian Village Nursing Home in Lincoln.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Emden, with the Rev. John Schurter and John Cross officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the service time on Wednesday at the church.

Burial will be in Hartsburg Union Cemetery, Hartsburg.

Peasley Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Miss Klokkenga retired from the Emden Post Office on April 2, 1989, after 20 years as a clerk.

She was born on Dec. 30, 1923, in Emden. Her parents were Harry Joseph and Gertie Eeten Klokkenga.

She is survived by one brother, Harry M. (and Joanne) Klokkenga of Bloomington; and by nieces and nephews Ron (and Vicky) Klokkenga, Rudy Klokkenga, Larry (and Cathy) Zumwalt, Debbie (and Loren) Lamar, Barbara (and Mark) Kirk, Esther Bruns, Fay Bruns and Roberta (and Butch) Hildebrandt.

She was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday school for 25 years. She was also a member of the Emden Historical Society.

Memorials may be made to the Emden Historical Society and Museum.

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