HUMBOLDT - Ruth M. Behrends, 83, of Humboldt, passed away November 6, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of the Mason-Lindhart Funeral Home in Humboldt with the Rev. Christy Ehrle officiating. Visitation is from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Humboldt.
Ruth is survived by her daughter, Dianna (Robert) Helland of Oelwein; grandchildren, Scott (Sarah) Helland of Cologne, MN, Jennifer (Brent) Maddigan of Hudson, WI, Angela Helland of Woodbury, MN, Ashley (Kris) Rechkemmer of Oelwein, Megan (Derrick) Jefferson of Grimes, Joshua Bradley of Fort Dodge, and Shayla Bradley of Fort Dodge; great grandchildren, Tyler Helland, Riley Maddigan, and Makena Maddigan, along with one on the way. She is also survived by her brother, Ralph (Betty) Larson of Arnold, NE and her son-in-law, Thomas Bradley of Fort Dodge. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Cindy Bradley; granddaughter, Brianna Bradley; brothers, Vern, Kenny, and Cecile; and sisters, Catherine, Mary, and Irene.