Ruth I. Gorsch, age 86, died Thursday, September 22, 2005 at Rose Haven Nursing Home, Marengo following an extended illness. Funeral Services: 10:30 A.M. Monday, September 26, 2005 Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo with Pastor Bonnie Koeppen officiating. Burial will be in the Koszta Cemetery, rural Marengo. Friends may call from 4 to 7 P.M. Sunday, September 25, 2005 at the funeral home. Memorials may be contributed to the Marengo Memorial Hospital.
She is survived by her husband, Lyle, and a daughter Rena Gorsch of Marengo; a brother, Jerry Zavodsky II and wife Gladys of Marengo; and a sister-in-law, Lula Gorsch of Victor. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Gladys, and a brother, Raymond “Mike” Zavodsky.
Ruth Irene Zavodsky was born January 18, 1919 in Iowa County, Iowa, the daughter of Jerald Sr. and Frances G. Dvorak Zavodsky. She received her education in the Iowa County schools, and married Lyle Henry Gorsch on April 6, 1951 at the First Presbyterian Church in Marengo. The couple farmed for many years in Iowa County. She was a member of the Happy Homemakers Club and enjoyed gardening, flowers, needlework and baking.
The family would like to extend a special “Thank You” to the Amenity Hospice for the wonderful care and compassion shown to Ruth.