Ruth D. Mastbergen


Funeral services for Ruth D. Mastbergen, 90, will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at the Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville with Father Merlin Schrad officiating. Interment will be at St. Jacob’s Catholic Cemetery, Graettinger. Visitation will be from noon-2 p.m., Wednesday at the Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville. 

Ruth D. Mastbergen was born on March 7, 1931, to James and Mable (Hester) Andersen in Graettinger, Iowa.

She graduated from Graettinger High School before marrying Keith Shultz in 1950. After his passing in 1974, Ruth married Billy Mastbergen on January 3, 1976.

Ruth worked for Berkley for 13 years, and Alf’s Manufacturing for 3 years.

She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, the legion auxiliary and VFW auxiliary.

Ruth is survived by her husband, Billy Mastbergen; her son, Pat (Amy) Shultz, Worthington, MN; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and her brother, Joseph (Rose) Andersen.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Keith Shultz; a son, Mike Shultz, an infant daughter, Debbie; three sisters, Eva, Margaret, and Karoline, and  a brother, John Andersen.

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