Ruth ann fangman

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Ruth Ann Fangman, age 80 of Cherokee, IA passed away on Friday, January 4, 2019, at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 12, 2019, at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee. Father Jeff Schleisman will officiate. There will be no visitation prior to the service. Burial will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Cherokee. The Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


Ruth Ann Fangman was born in Cherokee, IA on June 11, 1938, the daughter of William and Philomena (Peppersack) Fangman. She grew up in the area and graduated from Immaculate Conception High School. She attended college in Des Moines, IA, before returning to Cherokee, and began a long career working at Sioux Valley Hospital. She was a nurse’s aide for several years, and then worked in the purchasing department until her retirement.

Ruth Ann did some traveling through the years with her brother, Chuck, and together they enjoyed camping, boating, and visiting family around the country. She was a life-long member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She passed away at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center on Friday, January 4, 2019, at age 80. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Illine and her husband, Dennis Malzer; a brother, Chuck Fangman; and brother-in-law, Bill Perkins.

Those left to cherish her memory include one sister, Rosemary Perkins of Virginia Beach, VA; her nieces and nephews: Mike (Donna) Sholly of Osage, IA, Roxanne (Bill) Bute of Cherokee, Ed (Maxine) Sholly of Osage, IA, Louis (Lori) Sholly of Sadelia, MO, Deb (Tim) Tyler of Elizabeth, LA, Linda (John) Wade and Sharon (Lennie) Fadness, all of Chesapeake, VA.