Ruth A. Hunefeld, 89, Holland

Ruth HunefeldRuth A. Hunefeld, 89, of Holland, died Monday (June 30) at The Waters of Huntingburg Nursing Center in Huntingburg. She was born March 6, 1925, in Huntingburg, to Wesley and Mabel (Finke) Lammers. She married Melvin E. Hunefeld November 16, 1947. He died January 18, 2004, after 56 years of marriage.

Ruth was a homemaker and worked on the family farm. She was a member of the Holland United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school, was one of the original organizers of the Happy Homemakers Club in Holland, and helped organize the Holland 4-H Club. She enjoyed camping, growing plants, fishing, and swimming, and loved caring for animals.

She is survived by two sons, Allen Hunefeld and wife Elaine, Holland, and Mark Hunefeld and wife Angela, Ferdinand; three grandchildren; two step grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

Services at 10 a.m. (EDT) Thursday at Holland United Methodist Church with burial following in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at Nass and Son Funeral Home, and from 9-10 a.m. Thursday at the church. Condolences may be shared online at

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