Ruth D. Wingerter, 93, Bismarck, died March 10, 2010. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 15, at Church of Corpus Christi, Bismarck, with the Reverend Paul Becker officiating. Burial will be held at 3 p.m. CDT at St. Philomena Cemetery, Selfridge.
Ruth was born January 18, 1917 in McLaughlin, South Dakota the daughter of Fred and Emily (Hindermuth) Schmeichel. She was raised and attended high school in McLaughlin. After high school, she attended Christy's Beauty School and later worked for Slaters Store, and eventually as a postmaster in Selfridge, Sioux County, North Dakota. She married Peter Wingerter on September 7, 1941, at Selfridge. Ruth and Peter raised their family and lived in Selfridge until 1994, when Peter passed away and Ruth moved to Bismarck.
She was a member of various societies and boards throughout her life. Ruth loved to travel, visiting many countries. She enjoyed playing cards, sewing, quilting and gardening.
Ruth is survived by one son, two daughters, three brothers, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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