March 1, 2013


Ruth Schreck, 80, of Dedham, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at Nebraska Methodist Hospital in Omaha.

Mass of the Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 4, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Dedham.

Celebrant will be Father Andrew Hoffmann assisted by Deacon Louis Meiners. Music will be by Marcy Anderson and the St. Joseph choir.

Christian symbols will be placed by Ruth's granddaughters Gwen Jowers, Alicia Tomsen, Jenny Schreck, Amanda Donovan, Abbi Schreck, Caitlin Schreck and Nikki West. Lectors will be Ruth's grandchildren Andy Schreck and Megan Reis.

Gift bearers will be Ruth's granddaughters Susie Elliot, Krissie Sanders, Karen Burns, Laura Peery, Lisa Schreck and Ashley Schreck.

Casket bearers will be Ruth's grandsons Nick Sanders, Andy Schreck, Brian Schreck, B.J. Schreck, Dan Schreck, Ben Schreck, Tony Schreck and Alex Schreck. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery in Dedham. The Dedham American Legion Auxiliary will form an honor guard for the Mass.

Friends may call at Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll after 2:30 p.m. Sunday. There will be a rosary at 3 p.m. and a Christian wake service at 5 p.m.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be left at the funeral home or the church and they will be directed to Ruth's favorite charities. Online condolences may be left for Ruth's family at

Born Nov. 13, 1932, at Arcadia, Ruth Ann was a daughter of Joseph and Anna (Hoelscher) Dentlinger. She spent her younger years in the Arcadia area and received her education at St. John School.

On Jan. 17, 1951, she married Andrew Herman Schreck at St. John Catholic Church in Arcadia. The couple spent their first year of married life in Forest Park, Ga., while Andrew was stationed at the Atlanta Depot in the armed forces.

While Andrew served in Korea, Ruth lived with her parents. In 1953 Andrew and Ruth moved north of Dedham where they farmed until 1987 when they moved into Dedham.

Ruth enjoyed her Tuesday and Wednesday card groups and always enjoyed socializing with her many friends over a cup of coffee. She liked taking trips to the casino, reading, gardening and doing needle work.

Ruth had a deep devotion to her faith, her family and loved hosting family gatherings. She loved her family dearly and always had a sense of care and concern for others. Ruth was a member of St. Joseph Parish, Ladies Guild, and the Dedham American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include her children: Carol Winans and husband Dr. David of Kansas City, Kan., Mary Schreck of Liberty, Mo., Joyce Ruebhausen of Bonner Springs, Kan., Bill Schreck and wife Shell of Dedham, Tim Schreck of Santa Fe, N.M., Cindy Schreck of Hiawatha, George Schreck and wife Kim of Adel, Joe Schreck and wife Corlyn of Kalamazoo, Mich., Mike Schreck and wife Anne of Cedar Falls, and Ann Schreck of Hiawatha; her daughter-in-law, Gayle Schreck and her husband Clay Smith of Urbandale; 22 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; her sisters: Martha Daniel of Lidderdale, Clara Friedman of Carroll, and Joan (Bob) Badding of Carroll; her brothers: Lawrence (Arlene) Dentlinger of Arcadia and Al (Izzie) Dentlinger of Westside; her in-laws: Elaine Dentlinger of Carroll, Sister Laura Schreck F.S.P.A. of LaCrosse, Wis. Mary Ries of Omaha, Neb., Irene Schreck of New Berlin, Wis., Doris (Art) Bevandic of Milwaukee, Wis., and Annie (George) Griffith of Riverside, Calif.; as well as many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; husband Andrew, in November 2009; her son John Schreck in 1994; her daughter Lisa Schreck in 1976; her son-in-law Dennis Ruebhausen in 2010; her brother Elmer Dentlinger; and her parents-in-law, George and Minnie Schreck.