Ruth Emma Rosol, daughter of Herman and Helen Bergmann Bahlmann, was born January 13, 1922, on a farm east of Frederika in LeRoy Township of Bremer County, Iowa. She was baptized at St. Paul’s Evangelical Church of LeRoy Township and confirmed in 1936, at St. Peter’s Evangelical Church of Tripoli by Rev. Thomas. She attended Rima Country School in LeRoy Township.
On October 14, 1945, she was united in marriage with Charles J. Rosol at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly. Prior to her marriage, Ruth helped her father in his rock and sand hauling business, worked at the Farmer’s Produce in Tripoli, and worked at an egg candling plant in Waverly. A longtime resident of Frederika, she also assisted her husband in Rosol Trucking of Frederika and drove school bus for thirty-six years in the Tripoli School District before retiring in 1990. In retirement, she and her husband mowed several lawns in Frederika. One of her favorite pastimes was showing her 1978 Mercury at various auto shows where she received several trophies.
A resident of the Tripoli Nursing Home since March of this year, Ruth’s death occurred there on Friday, May 4, 2012. She was ninety years old and a member of Faith United Church of Christ in Tripoli.
Ruth is survived by one daughter-in-law, Tamara Rosol of Frederika; two grandsons, Corey (Nicole) Rosol of Frederika and Casey (Angie) Rosol of rural Tripoli; five great grandchildren, Jordan, Jaynee, Dalton, Raynee, and Regan Rosol; one brother, Virgil (Wilma) Bahlmann of Clermont; and four sisters, Iola Buchholz of Tripoli, LaDonna (Kenny) Lampe of Waverly, Eldora (George) Hagen of Marshalltown, and Maxine (Roy) Volker of Frederika.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1994; one son, Larry in 2005; one grandson, Kelly in 1986; one brother, Stanley Bahlmann; and one brother-in-law, Emil Buchholz.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at Faith United Church of Christ in Tripoli, with Rev. Marilyn Sargent officiating. Interment will be at the Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Monday, May 7, 2012, at Rettig Funeral Home in Tripoli and for one hour before services at the church on Tuesday.