Mass of Christian Burial for Ethel Ruskamp age 95 of Columbus, NE will be held on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church-Olean, rural Dodge, NE. Interment will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Dodge, NE. Visitation will be on Thursday at the church from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a Public Rosary at 7:00 p.m., and will continue on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Minnick Funeral Chapel in Dodge is in charge of the arrangements.
Ethel passed away on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at Columbus Community Hospital in Columbus, NE.
Ethel Marion Ruskamp was born on February 23, 1922 at West Point, NE to Joseph and Anna (Dirkschneider) Batenhorst. She attended rural school near Beemer, NE.
On June 12, 1945, she was united in marriage to Lumier Ruskamp at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Beemer, NE. The couple farmed northwest of Dodge, NE. Ethel had worked at the Dodge Café and also for Emil Wagner. In 1986, they moved to Columbus, NE. She helped her daughter Mary Kay at Tender Loving Care Daycare and later worked at The Laundry Line for her daughter and son-in-law Janet and Steve.
Ethel was a member of St. Isidore Catholic Church in Columbus, NE. She enjoyed playing cards, word searches, playing the piano and button accordion. Ethel loved to bake, with rolls and pies being her specialty.
Daughter- Lou Ann and Bob Wiechman of West Point, NE and family-
Brenda and Mark Hasenjager and children-Kayla & Amy, Brian and Gina Wiechman and children-Brittany, Gavin & Breckin, Paul and Kiley Wiechman and daughter-Aubrey,
John and Jamie Wiechman and children-Jozlynn, Jerzey & Jemma
Daughter-Janet and Steve Sueper of Columbus, NE and family-
Annette and Erik Dorsett and children-Isabella & Elijah, Andy and Mary Sueper and children-Madeline, Ben & Jack, Will & Sammy
Daughter-Dorothy and Dan Brunsing of West Point, NE and family-
Deanne and Kyle Schlautman and children-Trent and Mandy Schlautman and daughter Hayden, Todd
and Stacy Schlautman, Jenna Schlautman, and Jessica Schlautman, Deb and Mike Bailey and children-Brooklyn, Cade & Bryce, Don and Alisa Brunsing and children-Meghan, Madison & Jaxson, David and Rose Brunsing and children-Shelby, Dalton & Sierra, Danelle and Jason Smith and children-Trey, Maverik & Laker, Danessa and Jared Kenney and children-Fynnegan, Phoebe & Piper
Daughter-Mary Kay and Dale Hegemann of Columbus, NE and family-
Craig and Lindsay Hegemann and children-Libby, Haydn & Eli, Chad and Shara Hegemann and children-Colden, Brylee & Lexa, Cara and Byron Belina and daughter-Sophia
Son-Gerald and Marlene Ruskamp of Wisner, NE and family-
Nathan and Carl Ruskamp
Son-Duane Ruskamp of Wisner, NE
Daughter-Geralyn and David Luhring of Ft. Worth, TX and family-
Annie and Jason VanDeventer and daughter-Emma, Jessica and Chad Corley and son-Cade
Daughter-Elaine Fisher of Omaha, NE and family-
Angela and Scott Miller and children-Brayden, Allison & Emily, Jennifer and Robby Thomen
Brother-Winfred Batenhorst of Beemer, NE
Sister-Marcella Praest of Dodge, NE
Ethel was preceded in death by her parents, husband-Lumier in 1998, son-Paul Ruskamp, grandson-Aaron Ruskamp, son-in-law-Bill Fisher, sister-Verna Reiman, and brothers-Valen, Joe, Jr., and Richard Batenhorst.