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DEER CREEK - Ruth H. (Heinold) Hunziker, 87, of Rossville, Ga., formerly of Deer Creek, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2016, from complications of her fourth stroke.
She was born March 7, 1929, to George and Mary Heinold. She was raised in Deer Creek, the youngest of eight children.
Ruth became the young bride of a sailor just returning from WWII named Magnus Hunziker of Washington, Ill. The young couple, struggling to make ends meet, built a house and a home for their family of six children on 11 acres of rural country side, which the children remember fondly. Ruth was a homemaker her entire life. She gave freely of her time and energy to her children and later her grandchildren, her church, other families in need and her siblings. She was very involved in teaching young lives at their church through Bible school and Sunday school classes.
She faithfully served with Mag for 46 years at New Castle Bible Church in Mackinaw where services will be held.
Surviving are three daughters, Susan (Bob) Bingamon of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Lori (Stephen) Bower of Rossville, Ga., Julie (Paul) Rhudy of Rossville, Ga.; three sons, Jim (Karen) Hunziker of LaFayette, Ga., Steve (Patty) Hunziker of Chattanooga, Tenn. and Gary (Pam) Hunziker of Chickamauga, Ga.; 20 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild; one brother, Melvin Heinold of Eureka; and one sister-in-law, Mildred (Wilbur) Heinold of Eureka.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 25, 2016, at New Castle Bible Church in Mackinaw, with Pastor Phil Somers and Pastor Dennis Schlappi officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 24, 2016 and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Saturday, both at the church. Burial will be in New Castle Bible Church Cemetery in Mackinaw.

Memorials may be made to New Castle Bible Church, 17931 Dee-Mack Rd., Mackinaw, IL 61755.