Carol Ann Danruther
Carol Ann Danruther, 77, of Rensselaer, passed away peacefully at 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, in Upland, California, surrounded by family members. She had been in failing health for the past year.
Carol was born at home on Dec. 4, 1940, in Star City, to the late Firman Griffith Haselby and Hazel Blanche (Hiatt) Haselby. She was the youngest of 12 children.
She was a 1958 graduate of Star City High School. Carol attended Elkhart University for studies to become a laboratory technician. After graduation, she pursued her career at Jasper County Hospital until starting her family. She later worked for several years at KFC in Rensselaer and also served as an auxiliary volunteer at Jasper County Hospital.
In 1963, she married Jack L. Danruther at the Star City United Methodist Church. They lived near Brook for many years before moving to Rensselaer in 2006. He preceded her in death on May 21, 2011.
Carol was a member of Brushwood United Methodist Church in Rensselaer and enjoyed attending services and Bible studies at every opportunity. She loved traveling and visiting her children and grandchildren, and also spending time with her friends, visiting, eating out, and playing euchre. Carol also had a special love for her dog, Maggie, and ensured that she will continue to receive loving care. She was a fan of the Purdue Boilermakers and Chicago Bears.
Surviving are her daughter Cathleen L. [Tom] Geist of Story City, Iowa; son Rick L. [Debbie] Danruther of Rancho Cucamonga, California; granddaughters: Erin Geist, Hannah Geist and Amber Danruther; grandson Austin Danruther; and sister Charlotte Blinn of Winamac.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two infant grandsons; brothers: Johnnie, Harlan, Ivan, Robert “Sam,” and Burnis “Jake;” sisters: Verla Bonnell, Marie Zeider and Berneice Capper; and infant twins Carl and Darl.
A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 11 a.m. CST at the Brushwood United Methodist Church, 5474 W 200 N, Rensselaer, with Pastor Hye Sook Kim officiating. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Brook, at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts honoring Carol’s life can be made in her name to the Brushwood United Methodist Church or a charity of choice.
(Pulaski County Journal — Oct. 31, 2018)