Sister Mary Ann (Adoratrice) Ruhde, BVM died at Caritas Center in Dubuque, Iowa, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020.
Funeral services were Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in the Marian Hall Chapel. Burial is in the Mount Carmel Cemetery.
Sister Mary Ann was an elementary principal and teacher at Sacred Heart, Maquoketa, Iowa. She ministered as principal in East Moline, Ill., and taught in Chicago; Butte, Mont.; Boulder, Colo.; Omaha, Neb.; Petaluma, Calif.; and Davenport, Iowa, where she also served as a certified nursing aide, a cook and a cafeteria manager.
She was born on Aug. 31, 1937, in Davenport, Iowa, to William & Ruth Mary (Willits) Ruhde. She entered the BVM congregation on Sept. 8, 1955, from St. Paul the Apostle Parish, Davenport, Iowa. She professed first vows on Feb. 3, 1958, and final vows on July 16, 1963.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Janet Ruhde. She is survived by a sister Patricia (Fabian) Skretta, Neola, Iowa; nieces; nephews; and the Sisters of Charity, BVM, with whom she shared life for 64 years.
Memorials may be given to Sisters of Charity, BVM Support Fund, 1100 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, IA 52003 or online at https://www.bvmsisters.org/support_donate.cfm.Mary Ann Ruhde sharing of memories