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Memorial Service

Christ Community Lutheran Church
Saturday November 4th, 2017

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Ruthmarie Polansky

Ruthmarie Polansky, nee Cleeremans, 76, of Waterloo, IL, died October 24, 2017, in St. Louis, MO. She was born July 13, 1941, in Green Bay, WI.

She is survived by her children Robert (Linda) Polansky, and James (Elizabeth) Polanzke; grandchildren Joshua Polansky, Sarah (Drew) Sappenfield, and Rebecca Polanzke; great grandchild Adalynn Sappenfield; mother Alyce Cleeremans; sister Judith (Daryl) Murken; nieces, nephews; and cousins.

Ruth is preceded in death by her father Clarence Cleeremans.

She is a member of Christ Community Church - Columbia, IL.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
Camp Wartburg
Christ Community Church

Memorial Visitation:
9 AM until time of service Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Christ Community Church
Memorial Service:
11 AM Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Christ Community Church in Columbia, IL
Pastor Jared Parker officiating


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I'm so sorry for your loss, and send my condolences. This is one of the hardest times in a family's life, always know that others care. Most important God cares. He has promised a time when he will "swallow up death forever and he will wipe the tears from all faces." (Isaiah 25:8) Praying for your family, and praying you will find comfort in this promise.

Michelle Nov 2 2017 12:00 AM

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A Spathiphyllum was sent by Deanna Funk on October 31, 2017

Expression of Sympathy Oct 31 2017 12:00 AM

Oh, our dear sweet Ruthie! Long time friend from GSLC. Ruthie will definitely be missed! She did a lot for her Christian family and friends. Hope she didn't have to suffer a lot. Prayers to her family and hope for comfort and peace in the days ahead.

Nancy Kelderman, Dana Binns and families Oct 30 2017 12:00 AM

Our sympathies, Bob & Linda.

Mark & Brenda Altadonna Oct 30 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry for Ruthie's passing. I worked with her in focus factory at 3M mfg. in Knoxville, Ia. I will remember her smile and always a hard worker, RIP Ruthie, God Bless her family. M Louise Brown

Mary Louise Brown Oct 27 2017 12:00 AM

We enjoyed many wonderful years of fellowship together at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Knoxville, IA. Our deepest sympathy to Ruthie's family and friends.

Dean and Barbara Larson Oct 27 2017 12:00 AM

To the family of Ruthmarie Polansky, I would like to express my deepest and heartfelt condolences. I am truly sorry for the lost that your family is feeling. When ever we lose such a caring and loving person, it is the hardest thing that any of us can go thru. And because of that my thoughts and prayers are with your family. During this extremely difficult time, please turn to God for comfort and support. He promise to give your family the strength needed in order to endure this great lost. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) Something else that can bring your family comfort is cherishing the wonderful memories that you have of Mrs. Ruthmarie. These precious memories will console the family in the day's ahead.

LaToya Johnson Oct 26 2017 12:00 AM

Jin and family so sorry to hear of your Mothers Passing with My deepest sympathy always enjoyed talking to her when I saw her.

vera sparks Knoxville Iowa Oct 26 2017 12:00 AM