Ruth Hart

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 4:46 pm

Ruth Hart, 58, of Mason City, passed away Oct. 24, 2015, at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. A Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, at Epiphany Parish Holy Family Catholic Church, with an Epiphany Parish clergy officiating. Burial was at Elmwood St. Joseph Cemetery in Mason City. A visitation was 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, at Hogan Bremer Moore Colonial Chapels, Mason City, with a wake service starting at 6 p.m.

Family suggests memorial contributions be made to the family of Ruth Hart.

Ruth was born June 1, 1957, daughter of Stanley and Wilma (Bruess) Franzen, and was one of eight children. She graduated Crestwood High School in 1975. After graduating she attended NIACC and Kaplan University. Ruth was united in marriage to Kevin Hart Sept. 22, 1984, and to this union a daughter was born, Rachel. She enjoyed family and making desserts for Christmas gatherings. She was gifted in crafting and enjoyed doing it. She was devoted to her Handy Woman Service, and many relied on her and appreciated her work. Ruth looked forward to going to the I-35 races with her family. She will be missed by many and will never be forgotten. Ruth was a member of Ephiphany Parish Holy Family Catholic Church.

Ruth is survived by her husband, Kevin Hart of Mason City; daughter, Rachel (Adam Ackerman) Hart of Mason City; sister, Carole Kay Bolchen of Colorado; brother, Ron (Rynonda) Franzen of Iowa; sister, Janet (Steve) Ryberg of Wisconsin; brother, Wayne (Kenda) Franzen of Iowa; sister, Cheryl Franzen of Wisconsin; brother-in-law, Brad (Fredde Jilek) Hart; sister-in-law, Brenda Hart; brother-in-law, Dennis (Robin) Hart and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Carol Ann Franzen and Mary Ann Franzen; paternal grandparents, Leo and Anna Franzen; maternal grandparents, John and Caroline Bruess. 

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