Service


Date:

June 11, 2019

Start Time:

10:30 AM

Location:

Nazareth Lutheran Church

Address:

Cedar Falls, Iowa

Arrangements By:

Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories

Visitation


Date:

June 10, 2019

Start Time:

4:00 to 7:00 PM

Location:

Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories

Address:

Waterloo, Iowa

Ruth Bockes

Ruth E. Bockes was born on July 18, 1928, in Waterloo, the daughter of Bernhard and Carolina (Weidman) Mixdorf. She graduated from Dunkerton High School. On June 15, 1949, Ruth was united in marriage to Stanley L. Bockes at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waterloo. Ruth worked at Rath Packing prior to getting married and was a stay-at-home mom when they had children. She also worked at the Waterloo Register and retired from Professional Office Services. She was a longtime member of Nazareth Lutheran Church. Ruth enjoyed baking, especially chocolate chip cookies and Christmas candy. She also enjoyed sewing and spending time with her family. Ruth died at the age of 90 on June 5, 2019, at NewAldaya Lifescapes. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 2003; two brothers, Martin Mixdorf and Rueben Mixdorf; a sister-in-law, Irene Mixdorf; and two brothers-in-law, Lester Knief and Marvin Widdle. Ruth is survived by a son, Larry (Jean) Bockes of Cedar Falls; two daughters, Jana (Wayne) Anderson of Lancaster, California and Marcia (Steve) Cutsforth of Waterloo; seven grandchildren, Seth (Cara) Bockes of Ankeny, Meghan (Ryan) Sullivan of Cedar Falls, Ryan (Heather) Bockes of Cedar Falls, Nicole (Jeremy) Reese of Cedar Falls, Allison Cutsforth of Cedar Falls, Bryan (Renae) Anderson of California, and Krista (Jason) Raedke of California; 14 great grandchildren, Landen Sullivan, Skylar Sullivan, Brynn Sullivan, Nora Bockes, Jake Bockes, Charlee Bockes, Nolan Reese, Parker Chamberlin, Brooks Reese, Baby Girl Reese, Andrea Anderson, Jonathan Anderson, Danica Anderson, and Wesley Anderson,; and three great great grandchildren, Mason Anderson, Bentley Anderson, and Ashland Sherwood.

The burial will take place at Garden of Memories Cemetery. Please direct memorials to Care Initiatives Hospice or NewAldaya Lifescapes.

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