Ruth A. Kerkman

Ruth Ann Petsche Kerkman, 77 of Petersburg, passed away Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 at her home, surrounded by family.  Ruth is survived by her husband Ken of Petersburg, four children: Sandi (Tom) Henn of Elgin, Beckie (Marty) Pelster of Ashland, Lynn (Jay) Perry of Oak Hill, VA and Marty Kerkman (Vicki Bloebaum) of LeMars, IA, grandchildren: Bryan Kraus of Lincoln, Brenden (Caitlin) Henn of North Bend, Grace Henn of Elgin, Curtis Pelster (fiancé Sarah Diego) of Omaha, Sydney Pelster of Denver, CO, Riley Pelster of Lincoln, Aidan and Eli Kerkman of Ashland, Alex Perry (fiancé Kathryn Hewett) of Clayton, NC, Noah Perry of Lincoln, Cooper Perry of Oak Hill, VA, Hendrix Kerkman of LeMars, IA, one great grandchild Brecken Henn, siblings: Ellen (Lawrence) Stuhr, Susie Borer, Dave (Luana) Petsche, Mary (Joe) Henn, Joe (Ev) Petsche, Chuck (Pat) Petsche, Lori (Bob) Henn, Sharon (Bill) Ketteler, sisters-in-law: Shirley Petsche of Petersburg and Doris Baum of Elgin, brother-in-law Denis (Jeannene) Kerkman of Tilden, as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents Leander and Rosella, grandson Kalin Henn, daughter-in-law Erica Kerkman, siblings: Leah Petsche, Joan Knust and Don Petsche, brothers-in-law: Mark Knust and Jerry Borer.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Petersburg with Rev. John Norman officiating. Burial followed in the parish cemetery.
Levander Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at