Dr. Ruth N. Spierenburg

Published: Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 11:27 a.m. CDT

Dr. Ruth N. Spierenburg, 68, of  Pella died unexpectedly Monday afternoon on arrival at Skiff  Medical Center in Newton.

Dr. Spierenburg, M.D., had been practicing medicine as a pediatrician in Iowa for the past 12 years. She is survived by her husband, Rev. Marinus Spierenburg of  Pella, and their four sons: Mark of Pella; Robert and his wife, Corinne, of Ramsey, N.J.; Benjamin and his wife, Arianna, of Ramsey, N.J.; and Richard of Indianola. She is also survived by two grandchildren.

A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Second Reformed Church in Pella. Committal service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at the Carmel Cemetery at Carmel, Iowa.

Visitation will begin after 1 p.m. Friday in the Gathering Space at the Second Reformed Church, where the family will be present from 5 to 7 p.m.

For those desiring, memorials gifts can support St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the Make A Wish Foundation.

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