Ruth B. Heyne
June 14, 1922 - September 9, 2021

Ruth B. Heyne

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Ruth B. Heyne, age 99, of Elkhorn, formerly of Fremont
Died Thursday, September 9, 2021 at Elk Ridge Assisted Living

Ruth was born June 14, 1922 in Scribner, Nebraska to Bernhard and Minnie 'Low' Witt. She was raised in Scribner and graduated from Scribner High School in 1939. She attended Midland College for a year then attended nurses school at St. Joe Hospital in Omaha for 3 years.

Ruth was commissioned a 2nd Lt. and served as a nurse in the United States Army from May of 1945 until October of 1946. She received the American Theater Ribbon and Victory Medal.

On February 22, 1949 she married Willard D. Heyne. They lived on a farm near Uehling for 18 years then moved into Fremont. Ruth was a member of American Legion Post 196 in Uehling and the First Lutheran Church in Fremont.

Children - Nancy Vanis of Omaha
Joann Sauvageau of Tucson, AZ.
Marjorie (Ben) Shomshor of Olympia, WA.
Robert (John Ippolito) Heyne of Uehling
5 grandchildren
6 great grandchildren

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband Willard in 2010 and a brother Leonard.

Services for Ruth will be held at a later date.

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  1. Barbara Smith Christiansen
    Joann....... so very sorry for your loss. Losing a parent is
    never easy no matter how old we are. I hope you find comfort in knowing many friends are sending you hugs & prayers.

    Sincere sympathy,
    FHS 1970 Classmate
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