Ruth Nungesser

Ruth Nungesser, age 97 of Highland, IL, died Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Alhambra Care Center in Alhambra, IL.

She was born September 29, 1919, in Highland, IL, the daughter of Irvin and Goldie Irene (nee Prewitt) Reinhart.

On April 11, 1939, she married Cletus “Zip” Joseph Nungesser at Grantfork E &R Church. He passed away on Thursday, March 21, 1985.

She was a member of Grantfork United Church of Christ. She was also a member of Grantfork UCC Women’s Guild; Madison County Fair Assoc.; Secretary of Monday Afternoon Ladies Bowling League at HiTop Bowl; Secretary of Friday Night Men’s Bowling League at Grantfork Bowl; Madison County Farm Bureau.

Ruth was born in Highland and grew up on the family farm northwest of Silver Lake. She graduated Highland High School. Following her marriage she and her husband operated the Reinhart family farm doing grain, dairy, and livestock. She lived her entire life on the farm until moving to Faith Countryside Homes in early 2010’s. She moved to Alhambra Care Center in 2016. She played softball in an “Over 40 league for many years. She had bowled until the age of 90+, and was inducted into the Greater Carlyle Bowling Hall of Fame in 2014. She enjoyed riding her 170 Honda Motorcycle, into her mid 80’s, Rode a bicycle and walked everyday. She was a long time Secretary during Madison County Fair and Had a “ZEST” for life.

Survivors include Four Survivors:
Son – Randy I. (Lori) Nungesser, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Lindsey J. (Tyler) Emrich, Greenville, IL
Grandchild – Jordan C. (Special Friend Ashley Duzac) Nungesser, Kenner, LA

She was preceded in death by :
Father – Irvin Julius Reinhart [DOD-5/19/87]
Mother – Goldie Irene Reinhart nee Prewitt [DOD-1/1/89]
Husband – Cletus “Zip” Joseph Nungesser [DOD-3/21/85]

Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

A private Memorial Service will be held at a later date at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL., with Rev. Tim A. Darmour-Paul officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grantfork UCC or Highland High School Bowling Team.

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