Ruth Faye White

  • Born: December 3, 1935
  • Died: May 23, 2019
  • Location: Bloomfield, Iowa

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Ruth Faye White, 83 of Bloomfield passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines, Iowa.

Ruth was born to Lester and Laura (Behn) Dohrmann on December 3, 1935 in Hampton, Iowa. She received her education from Franklin Consolidated High School and played 6 on 6 basketball as a guard. Her team played in the State Tournament in 1952 and 1953. Ruth was named to the All-State Team in 1953.

After high school she worked in the Farm Bureau office and married Dwight LeRoy White on December 29, 1957 in Hampton, Iowa. Dwight and Ruth lived in Waterloo when they were first married, and then moved to a farm near Knoxville for 5 years. In 1965 they began farming near Bloomfield where they raised sheep cattle, crops and Border Collies. Ruth was a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, a Leader of the New Cloverettes Can 4-H Club and active in the Davis County Sheep Producers. She also worked at a bank in Lancaster Missouri after raising her children. Ruth enjoyed fishing, was an excellent seamstress and made the best apple pie. In recent years, she enjoyed water aerobics and time spent with family and friends.

Ruth is survived by three children; Tom White of Belknap, Lynn Blanchard (Wes) of Indianola, Laurie Kruzich (John) of Nevada, seven grandchildren; KaLeigh White of Iowa City, Seth White of Kansas City, Adam, Daniel and Anna Blanchard of Indianola, Austin and Allison Kruzich of Nevada, and a brother, Richard Dohrmann of Hampton. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a son, David White.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, June 22nd at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Bloomfield, Iowa. Visitation will be one hour prior from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the church. Lunch and time of fellowship to follow the service. Memorials may be directed to the Iowa 4-H foundation to be used for college scholarships or the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Bloomfield. Condolences may be shared at


Condolence & Memory Journal

My heartfelt condolences to all who loved her. I will remember her smile. She had a beautiful, welcoming smile. I am sorry to say we have commitments on the 22nd, but we will be with you in spirit as you celebrate her life.
Eloise & Gerry

Posted by Eloise Monk - Grundy Center, IA - Family   June 10, 2019

Ruth consistently made me smile. And oftentimes bust out laughing. Grateful for her life. Holding her beloved family in the Light of Christ.

Posted by Deborah Suess - Greensboro - Friend   May 30, 2019