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Ruth Emily Spiegelberg

Ruth Emily Spiegelberg (nee Hasenpflug), 86, of Lorain, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Rae Ann Suburban in Westlake. She was born May 23, 1927 in Brownhelm Township. Ruth was raised in Brownhelm Township, graduating from Brownhelm High School in the class of 1945. She had made her home in Lorain for 65 years.

Ruth along with her husband Kenneth owned and operated Spiegelberg Orchards for 52 years. She was an active member of the Community United Methodist Church in Elyria. Ruth was a member of the Lorain County Farm Bureau, Past President of the Ohio Farm Markets Association and served as an officer for the Easter Seals. Her hobbies included gardening, reading and traveling.

Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Kenneth E. Spiegelberg; her sisters, Helen Overmyer and her husband, Bill of Amherst and Bernice Boilesen of Lincoln, Nebraska and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Ralph, Gerald and LeRoy Hasenpflug; her sisters, Bertha Hasenpflug, Clara Aisles; and her parents, Arthur and Marian Hasenpflug (nee Brandau).

Friends may call Friday, April 18, 2014 from 2 to 6 P.M. at the Hempel Funeral Home, 373 Cleveland Ave., Amherst. Funeral services will be held privately by the family.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Easter Seals of Northern Ohio Regional Office, 41641 N. Ridge Road, Suite D, Elyria, OH 44035 or Echoing Hills Village, 36272 County Road 79, Warsaw, OH 43844.

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