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Fiksdal Funeral Service
Sunday February 5th, 2017
1:00pm - 3:00pm

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Roslyn Lutheran Church
Monday February 6th, 2017
2:00pm

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Ruth Ann Kungel

WEBSTER – Ruth Ann Kungel 78 of Webster passed away peacefully with her loving family at her side, on Thursday February 2, 2017 at her daughter’s home near Roslyn. Her funeral will be 2:00 P.M. Monday February 6, 2017 at Roslyn Lutheran Church in Roslyn, Pastor Mike McCarlson will officiate. Burial will be in the Roslyn Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday 1-3 P.M. at Fiksdal Funeral Service in Webster. Ruth Ann Elmer was born on August 2, 1938 to Jacob and Wanda (Woroniecki) Elmer at Hebron, North Dakota. She attended school in Hebron graduating in 1956. After graduation, she married the love of her life, Willie Kungel. The couple made their home in Bismarck, where Willie was employed by Red Owl Corporation. The family relocated to various parts of North Dakota until moving to Webster, South Dakota in 1971. Ruth Ann and Willie owned and operated the Red Owl grocery store in Webster until 1991. In 1985, the couple moved to a home on Pickerel Lake. Willie passed away in 2003. Ruth Ann continued to live at their lake home until moving to a hobby farm by Roslyn and later to a home in Webster. She was a member of Eastern Star and the Lioness Club. She was also a member of Fron Lutheran Church where she served as the church organist for a number of years. Ruth Ann was a kind soul with a gentle heart. She had a quick wit and a contagious smile. Her great passion was for music, learning how to play most all instruments. She was a choir director for many years and played piano and sang at many funeral and weddings throughout the years. Above all else, she loved her family dearly. Ruth Ann passed away Thursday February 2, 2017 at the age of 78 years and 6 months. She will be greatly missed by one son Kevin (Nina) Kungel of Minneapolis, MN, four daughters; Kim (Mark) Hanson of Grenville, SD, Patty (Jay) Bjerke of Webster City, IA, Susan (Larry Koslowski) Kungel of Roslyn, SD, and Nancy (John) Swanson of Rapid City, SD. She is also survived by five brothers; Don (Ira) Elmer of Hebron, ND, Larry (Kathy) Elmer of Hebron, ND, Richard (Jeanette) Elmer of Glen Ullin, ND, Jack (Lori) Elmer of Hebron, ND, Jeffrey Elmer of Traverse City, MI, three sisters; Dolly Fitterer of Bismarck, ND, Barb (Bruce) Schatz of Elgin, ND, and Deb Dimond of Bismarck, ND. She also leaves behind her pride and joy, seven grandchildren; Tyler, Justin, Jordan, Dylan, Molly, Lucas, and Morgan. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Willie.

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Thoughts and prayers to all of you. Sending you hugs. Ruth Ann is reunited with the love of her life Willie. Share your memories and cherish your time with her, she is your angel watching over you. Jim and Margo Spiering

margo Feb 6 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ruth Ann Kungel

margo Feb 6 2017 12:00 AM

May the thought of knowing Ruth Ann and Willie are together again help you through this time of loss. What great people they both were! Bill & Rajean Naessig

Bill & Rajean Naessig Feb 3 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ruth Ann Kungel

Bill & Rajean Naessig Feb 3 2017 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with the family ot Ruth Ann as she rests in peace. We were neighbors at Pickerel Lake and there are fond memories of there care of others around them. vera parks

vera parks Feb 3 2017 12:00 AM

Sorry for you loss. May god wrap his arms around you at this difficult time.

Brittany and Dustin Johnson Feb 2 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ruth Ann Kungel

Brittany and Dustin Johnson Feb 2 2017 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers for the kungel family. Good memories from my days growing up in Webster. they were good neighbors and friendly store owners of the red owl! God bless your family!!

Patsy rodriguez Feb 2 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ruth Ann Kungel

Patsy rodriguez Feb 2 2017 12:00 AM

Your Mom was a warm and loving woman who made the best kuchen I ever had. My condolences to the Kungel family.

Karen Koppmann Feb 2 2017 12:00 AM

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