Ruth Moser

Ruth Moser


Ruth (Bisson) Moser, age 93, passed away on Sunday, April 4, 2021 at her home at Stoney Brook Assisted Living in West Union , Iowa.

Ruth was born in Columbus, NE January 31, 1928 to Jesse Bisson and Ethel Gossard Bisson.

Ruth graduated from Columbus High School in 1945 and received her B. A. in Home Economics/Child Development from Iowa State University, Ames, IA in 1949.

Ruth was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority, Order of Eastern Star, West Union Wednesday Art Club and a 50 year member of the PEO Sisterhood.

Ruth was united in marriage to Bruce O. Moser on August 6th, 1949 in Ames, Iowa. They celebrated 60 years of marriage in 2009. Together they raised their 3 children. Ruth and Bruce were honored as 50 year graduates of Iowa State University in 1999.

As a young woman Ruth loved roller skating, dancing, riding her bike and traveling to the Rocky Mountains with her parents.

Ruth was a people person and was a pro at the art of communication. This was reflected in her ability to form lasting friendships. Ruth’s most important role in life was being an affirming, accepting, loving and FUN mother and grandmother! She was devoted to her family.

While living in Sumner, Iowa, Ruth was the consummate Welcome Wagon Hostess and assisted many families in finding the perfect home while leading the Moser Real Estate office there. Ruthie loved to travel and became an enthusiastic travel agent, operating Get-Away Travel with her husband, Bruce, in West Union, Iowa. Her favorite trips were Door County, WI annually, cruising the Hawaiian Islands and enjoying Lake Tahoe from the top of the Heavenly chairlift.

While participating in the Ornish Intensive Program for Reversing Heart Disease at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Ruth explored research based practices in diet, exercise, and meditation while making many friends.

She and Bruce enjoyed dancing throughout their married life and spending time boating on the Mississippi River. Golfing, bowling, snow/water skiing, snowmobiling, and attending children’s/grand children’s events were favorite pastimes. Raising beagle puppies, watching the birds, walking among the woodland wildflowers were some of the ways Ruth connected to nature.

Survivors include a daughter, Rhonda Sheeley (Neal) of Decorah, sons Mark Moser (Debbie)of Story City and Rick Moser (Kathryn )of Independence, grandchildren - Anna (Tom) Chou, Erin (Wes) Anderson, Ben (Ashley) Moser, Tom Moser (Monica Van Horn) , Hanna Moser, Matt Moser. 9 beautiful children called Ruthie Great Grandma. Sister-in-law, Jann Bowlus of Iowa City and her daughters Dawn Bowlus (Jim Edelen) of Iowa City and Audra Bowlus (JIm Dobravec) of London, Ontario. She was preceeded in death by her parents, her mother and father in law (MA and Leonora Moser), Bruce -her husband and her grandson Mike Moser.

There will be a Celebration of Ruth’s life at a later date.

The family thanks Stoney Brook “angels” and Gundersen Palmer Hospice for Ruth’s loving care.

Memorials will be used to make a donation in Ruth’s memory.

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