Funeral services for Ruth Zweifel, 84, of Scotland, South Dakota passed away on Saturday, November 22 at the Good Samaritan Society of Scotland. Her funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at United Methodist Church in Scotland. Burial will follow in the Rosehill Cemetery, Scotland. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 25 at the Goglin Funeral Home from 3:00 p.m. until a 7:30 p.m. prayer service there, family will be present from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Goglin Funeral Home of Scotland. Online condolences may be sent at www.goglinfh.com.
Ruth Alice Zweifel was born April 15, 1930 to William and Martha (Schneider) Retzer. She graduated from Scotland High School in 1948 and married Don Zweifel in Sioux City, Iowa on June 19, 1948. She worked at the Bon Homme County courthouse for a short time. Ruth and Don worked together in the trucking and corn shelling business. She did the accounting and drove a truck.
Ruth loved to dance to the music of the 40’s and 50’s. She was a competitive bowler on the Scotland Transfer team. Her talents included baking, sewing, and crocheting. She enjoyed playing Scrabble and doing crossword puzzles. Ruth loved her family and always thought of others first.
She was a member of the Scotland United Methodist Church and served as the financial secretary.
Grateful for having shared her life are a daughter, Theresa (Terry) and her husband LaVerne (Joe) Hoff of Olivet; a son Greg and his wife Cindy (Cannon) Zweifel of Scotland; five grandchildren and their families: Troy and Teresa (Green) Hoff and their children Tiana and Tyler of Covington, Georgia; David and Kristin (Wynia) Hoff and their daughters Audrey and Madeline of Sioux Falls; Stacie (Zweifel) and Seth Peterson and their children Cohen and Vivien of Sioux Falls; Paul and Alyssa (Slykhuis) Zweifel and their children Parker, Aspen, and Raegan of Dell Rapids; and Jared and Jenny (Hamberger) Zweifel and their son Henry of Scotland; a sister Alvera Weinke of Yankton and a brother Ron Retzer of Santa Maria, California. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Don, and brother-in-law Robert Weinke.