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Ruth Mae DeLong
Ruth Mae DeLong
February 20, 1923 - January 19, 2012
Sac City, IA

Private family graveside services for Ruth Mae DeLong, age 88, of Sac City will be held at Lake Creek Township Cemetery in rural Rockwell City. Ruth Mae DeLong, age 88, of Sac City, IA, passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2012 at Park View Rehabilitation Center in Sac City.

Ruth was born on February 20, 1923 to Austin Alfred and Annabelle Myrtle (Buttrick) Poulson at Lake City, IA. She grew up near Sherwood, IA and graduated from Lake City High School in 1941.

On February 22, 1947, Ruth was united in marriage to Paul DeLong, Jr. in Lake City. She enjoyed helping her husband on the farm and caring for her family. They also enjoyed camping with friends of Good Samís Club. Ruth loved spending time with her children and grandchildren and cherished their visits.

Survivors include her sons: Steven Delong of Denison, IA and Douglas DeLong and wife Salley of Paris, IL; son-in-law Bruce Vander Wolde of Grand Forks, ND; grandchildren: Michael DeLong of Denison, Kristi (Vander Wolde) Whiteside of Grand Forks, ND, Jon Vander Wolde of Minneapolis, MN, and Nicolle (DeLong) Muzney of Fort Dodge; great-grandchildren: Chloe, Isabella and Avery Whiteside, Hannah and Kylie DeLong, and Brady and Emily Muzney; many nieces and nephews; and extended family members.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; husband Paul DeLong, Jr.; daughter Paulette Rae (DeLong) Vander Wolde; brothers: Austin Thomas Poulson, Alfred LeRoy Poulson and Floyd William Poulson; sisters: Mildred Olive (Poulson) Bailey and Myrtle Anne (Poulson) Grote.

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