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MUSCATINE, Iowa - Ruth K. 'Boots' Denkman, 76, of Muscatine died Friday, Jan. 19, 2007, at the Wapello Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Wapello.

Interment will take place at the Klein Cemetery in Moscow.

Friends and family are welcome to gather at the Muscatine American Legion on Houser Street following the committal services on Monday.

The Rev. Sharon Wade will officiate. Musical selections will be provided by organist Deb Mohr and vocalist Vicki Anderson.

Casket bearers will be Fred Dahl, Randy Lee, Sandy Lee, Ron Sprague, Craig Sprague and Dan Hank. Honorary casket bearers will be Jimmy Sprague, Jason Sprague, Brandon Lee, DJ Hank, Fred Holiday and Bill Rowe.

Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society in her memory.

Mrs. Denkman was born on Sept. 21, 1930, to Arthur and Helen (Rottman) Laschanzky in Durant. She married Ralph E. Denkman on Dec. 3, 1982, at Spangler Chapel in Muscatine. He preceded her in death on April 11, 1993.

She was the office manager for 20 years for Dr. Wm. B. Roudybush, retiring in 1988.

She was a member of the Bloomington Grange and enjoyed bingo, fishing, dancing and spending time with her family.

She is survived by two daughters, Carol and husband, Dan Hank, of Wapello and Cheryl Sprague of Muscatine; five sons: Fred Dahl of Muscatine, Craig Sprague of Muscatine, Ron Sprague of Muscatine, Sandy Lee and wife, Terri, of Muscatine, and Randy and wife, Colleen Lee, of Muscatine; 18 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and her sister Romona 'Moni' and husband Earl Denkman of Muscatine.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, James Sprague; a sister, Betty Seefeldt and a brother, Arthur 'Jack' Laschanzky.
DURANT, Iowa Eugene C. Denkman, 86, of Moscow, Iowa, died on Tuesday, May 20, 2008, at Unity Health Systems Hospital in Muscatine.

Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 24, 2008, at the Zion Lutheran Church, Wilton. The Rev. Joshua Reimche will officiate. Musical selections will be provided by organist Richard Sessler. Serving as casketbearers will be his grandsons: Shaun Oveson, Dan Timmsen, Chris Timmsen, Jason Denkman, Derick Denkman, Stephane Lecina and B.J. Axtell. Serving as honorary casketbearers will be his granddaughters: Kristina Lecina, Jennifer Oveson and Carrie Jo Denkman. Interment will take place at the Klein Cemetery, Moscow.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 23, 2008, at Zion Lutheran Church, Wilton. A prayer service will follow the visitation. Additional visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the Church. Memorial donations may be made to Zion Lutheran Church or Bloomington Grange in his memory. Bentley Funeral Homes Inc, Durant is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Denkman was born Oct. 3, 1921, to Clifford and Elsie (Zellmer) Denkman in Muscatine County, He married Verna L. Gauger on March 16, 1944, in Muscatine.

He farmed his entire life in Muscatine County, retiring in 1987.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Wilton, the Bloomington Grange and Muscatine County Farm Bureau. He pitched and played softball until he was 52 years old. He enjoyed fishing and baseball especially the St. Louis Cardinals.

He is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife, Verna Denkman of Moscow, his daughters, Linda Timmsen and husband, Bob, of Wilton, and DeeAnn Cromwell and husband, Larry, of Lincoln, Nebraksa, his son, Dean Denkman and wife, Vickie, of Moscow; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; his sister, Betty Warner and husband, Marlyn, of Wautoma, Wisconsin; and brothers, Earl Denkman and wife, Monie, of Muscatine, and Dale Denkman and wife, Judy, of West Liberty.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Ralph Denkman.

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