Ruth Riess (92) of Altamont


Published on June 16 2014 4:51 am

Ruth Riess, 92, of Altamont died at 1:05am Sunday, June 15, 2014 at Lutheran Care Center in Altamont.

Funeral services will be at 10 a. m. Thursday, June 19 at Lutheran Care Center Chapel, Altamont with Rev. Dr. James Wright officiating.  Burial will follow at Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery, Altamont. Visitation will be from 9 a. m. until service time. Memorials may be made to Lutheran Care Center Heart-to Heart. Gieseking Funeral Home in Altamont is assisting with arrangements.

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Ruth was born on Monday, March 21, 1921 in Germany to Friederick and Maria (Gottuck) Jesgarz. She married Carl F. Riess on November 29, 1947 and he preceded her in death on January 29, 2014. She immigrated to the United States in April 1952 through the Lutheran Church Sponsorship Program. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Altamont and a past member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Effingham. She and her husband had lived in Effingham for many years before moving to Lutheran Care Center, Altamont.

She is survived by her two grandchildren; Joseph (Hope) Zingg, Tasha Zingg, and eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter; Annerose Riess, brothers; Karl and Friederick Jesgarz and sister; Annemarie Schultz.