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Ruth E. Rengel – Obituary

Name: Ruth E. Rengel

Age: 103

Born: 10-16-1918

Died: 10-21-2021


Ruth Estelle Rengel, age 103, of St. Cloud passed away peacefully at the St. Benedict Senior Community in St. Cloud on October 21, 2021. 

Ruth was born in St. Cloud MN to Martin and Ida (Kaufmann) Rengel on October 16, 1918.  She graduated from St. Cloud Technical High School in 1936 and later the St. Cloud Business College in 1938.  During WWII she worked for the Federal Power Commission in Washington, DC, the Department of Agriculture in Columbus, Ohio, and the Treasury Department in Minneapolis, MN.  She returned to St Cloud in 1944 to work for the St. Cloud Veterans Administration Hospital as a clerk-stenographer.  She retired in 1973.

Ruth was a lifetime member of St. Mary’s Cathedral Parish in St Cloud.  She was the recording Secretary for 20 years for the National Association of Federal Employees. She also volunteered at the Red Cross Blood Bank, St. Mary’s Cathedral Parish & Meals on Wheels. 

Ruth is survived by her sister, Hortense “Tennie” Thelen, and 21 nieces and nephews, including her nieces Marian Rengel and Linda Formhals who have been her care givers for many years.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Mercedes (Art) Hartman, brothers; Cornelius (Billie), Eugene (Bernice), and John (Rosemary), her brother-in-law Peter Thelen and 2 nephews:  Richard and Robert Rengel.

Private Funeral Services will be held and entombment will take place at the Assumption Cemetery Mausoleum in St. Cloud.

Ruth’s family would like to thank the Staff at St. Benedict Senior Community Center, Northwood’s Unit for the kind and compassionate care aunt Ruth received there for the last 6 years.

Memorials are preferred to St. Benedict Senior Community Center.


Guestbook for Ruth E. Rengel

Mary Palmquist
, family acquaintance
October 25, 2021, 10:04 pm
My thoughts go to Ruth's nieces, Carol and Marion, whom I knew many years ago.
John Clifton Rengel
, Nephew
October 23, 2021, 2:31 pm
Rest in peace Aunt Ruth. The fond memories you left all of us with, will always be remembered.
Steven M Rengel
, Nephew
October 23, 2021, 2:12 pm
Rest in Peace Aunt Ruth. You lived a life of service to many in need. I will miss you laugh and sense of humor.
Carol A Larsen
, eldest niece
October 23, 2021, 12:33 am
Dear Auntie Ruth, YOu always seemed to take life on with patience and humor. I will miss you. Now you know what it's all about. Pray for us that you left behind.
, Nephew
October 22, 2021, 7:26 pm
Rest in peace Aunt Ruth. You will certainly be missed.
Michael Rengel
, Nephew
October 22, 2021, 7:06 pm
Goodbye Aunt Ruth and May God bless you. You were always a joy to be around. Your sense of humor was enjoyed by all. Rest In Peace. Love, Mike and Marty
Joel Rengel
, Nephew
October 22, 2021, 5:58 pm
May you rest in peace Aunt Ruth. You were always a joy to visit with, and I am thankful for having had you in my life. Please give my parents and all of my other aunt's and uncle's a great big hug now that you have joined them in paradise.

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