Ruth I. Seidel

  • Born: July 26, 1927
  • Died: June 22, 2020
  • Location: Sterling, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

1002 12th Avenue
Rock Falls, IL 61071

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family

Ruth Irene Seidel
Ruth Irene Seidel, age 92, of Sterling, died Monday, June 22, 2020 at Rock River Hospice and Home.
Ruth was born July 26, 1927 in Madison, Wis. the daughter of Edward L. and Leola (Welker) Olds. She married Jack A. Seidel on December 13, 1947 in Rock Falls. He preceded her in death on June 14, 2005. Ruth moved to Owensboro, Ky. in 1953 where she loved bowling, their dog, "Charlie" and Kentucky Wildcats Basketball.
She is survived by one sister, Betty Dombroski of Clearwater, Fla; one brother-in-law, Chester Seidel of Maine; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; one brother, Edward Olds, Jr.; one sister-in-law, Ruth; three brothers-in-law, Edward Dombroski, Kenneth Seidel and Wesley Seidel; and her nephew, Edward Olds, III.
A private graveside service took place at Riverside Cemetery in Sterling.
Memorials may be made to Rock River Hospice and Home, 2706 Avenue E, Sterling, IL 61081.
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Condolence & Memory Journal

Ruth was such a sweet beautiful lady. Jack was so fortunate to have her as his wife. The Seidel family all adored her. God bless her soul.

Posted by Barbara Seidel - Green Bay, WI - Family   June 25, 2020

We are so sorry to hear the news. She was a great woman. We had tried to keep in touch with her every few months. vU5kU

Posted by Evelyn and Chester Seidel - Bucksport, ME - Family   June 25, 2020

To the family,
I had the pleasure of taking care of Ruth went I worked at Parkway Center. She sure loved playing bingo,feeding the birds outside,word search, and game shows on TV. She was a joy to take care of.She sure will be missed. Emily Green

Posted by Emily Green    June 25, 2020

Betty and family,
I am so sorry to hear that Ruth has passed away.
Ruth and I had been friends for over 60 years.
I have stayed in contact with her by phone.
I tried calling her a few weeks ago but did not
get an answer. I sure do miss her.
Love, Dodie Wellman

Posted by Delois Wellman - Owensboro, KY - Friend   June 25, 2020