Dorothy A. Ruge

Dorothy A. Ruge, 94, of Laurens, formerly of Spirit Lake passed away on Monday, February 11, 2019 at the Laurens Care Center in Laurens, IA.

Services for Dorothy are pending at this time with the Schuchert-Lentz Funeral Home in Spirit Lake. Arrangements are under the direction of the Schuchert-Lentz Funeral Home in Spirit Lake. Online condolences may be sent to

Dorothy was born on October 8, 1924, the daughter of Leo and Clara Jenkins in Cherokee, IA. Dorothy was united in marriage to Delmar Ruge on February 24, 1947 in Worthington, MN, where they lived until 1990, when they moved to Bemidji, MN. After Delmar’s death in 1994, Dorothy moved to Spirit Lake, IA.

Survivors include son Neal, granddaughters Tonya and Sadie and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Bryan, sisters Elanor and Jeni and a brother Leo.