Ruth Bovenmyer – Buchanan County

Ruth Bovenmyer, 91, a life-long resident of Buchanan County, died at her home of complications of Alzheimer’s disease on Wednesday morning, March 25, 2020.

Memorial Service:  10:30 A.M. Saturday, April 10, 2021 at the Monti Hall, Monti, Iowa.

Visitation:  4:00 to 7:00 P.M. on Friday and from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. on Saturday at the Monti Hall.

Following the service, there will be a time of food and fellowship at the Monti Hall before the Graveside Service at Silver Creek Methodist Church Cemetery, Masonville, Iowa.

This service had been postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak at the time of Ruth’s passing.

The family thanks all those who previously sent a card or a memorial and, reminds those that did, that it is not necessary for them to do anything additional at this time.

Those in attendance are asked to wear a mask and to social distance.

Memorials may be designated to Silver Creek Methodist Church, Camp Courageous or Cedar Valley Hospice.

Fawcett-Schmitz Funeral Home, Winthrop, is assisting the family.

Online obituary at

Ruth is survived by her Children:

David (Dawn) Bovenmyer of Ames,

Steve (Julie) Bovenmyer of Ames,

Dean Bovenmyer of Masonville and

Carol (Eric) Gilson of Boone;

Son-in-law:  Chris Biang of Madison, Wisconsin;

Seventeen Grandchildren;

Twenty-nine Great Grandchildren;

Three Brothers:   Lloyd (Lee) Stimson of Strongsville, Ohio,

Harry (Kim) Stimson of Independence and

Andy (Jan) Stimson of Waukegan, Illinois and

Many Nieces & Nephews.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Bovenmyer; daughter, Virginia Biang; parents, Roy and Hazel Stimson; sister, Dorothy Sherman; and great-grandson, Maxwell Bovenmyer.

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