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Ruth Darlene Nerem

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April 1, 1922 - January 18, 2023


Visitation for Ruth Nerem was held from 4-7p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2023, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Burt.

Services were at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Burt at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 21 with Pastor Rev. Thomas Cowell officiating.

Ruth was laid to rest at Fenton Township Cemetery, Fenton Township, Kossuth County

Ruth Darlene Nerem, was born on April 1, 1922, in Renwick to Charles Ray and Mae (Potter) Feltis. She passed away at Accura Care Center in Bancroft on Jan. 18 at the age of 100.

Ruth graduated from Renwick High School in 1939. On Oct. 1, 1941, she was united in marriage to Gerhard Nerem at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Ruth and Gerhard had five children, they raised them in Lone Rock. Ruth was a bus driver for the Sentral School District for six years.

Ruth was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church of Burt. There she was a member of the Ladies’ Aide. She was also a 57 year member of the Lone Rock American Legion Auxiliary. Ruth enjoyed playing cards, was a member of many card clubs and following her grandchildren’s sports, especially basketball. She also enjoyed volunteering for hospice in her younger years.

Ruth is survived by her children Gloria (Robert) Baker of Owatonna, Minn.; Carolyn (Charles) Heidenwith of Novinger, Mo.; Jerry (Marla) Nerem of Lone Rock; and Paul (Theresa) Nerem of Fenton; 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.

Ruth is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Gerhard in 1978, her son Gary in 2011. She is also preceded in death by her grandson, Carl Nerem Sr. in 2013, two great-grandsons Bret and Colin Phillips and her brother Richard Feltis.

In lieu of flowers, Ruth’s family suggests donations to the St. John’s Lutheran Church, the Burt Library or the Lone Rock American Legion.

Online condolences may be left for Ruth’s family at

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