Obit: Henninger Porath, Ruth (1917-1982)

Contact: Kathleen E. Englebretson


Surnames: Henninger, Porath, Robinson, Levenhagen, Weiler, Reinhart

---Sources: Marshfield News-Herald (15 March 1982)

Henninger Porath, Ruth Lydia 28 March 1917-14 March 1982)

Services for Mrs. Norman (Ruth) Rorath, 64, of 1208 E. Blodgett st., will be Tuesday at Christ Lutheran Church. Mrs. Porath died Friday at St. Joseph's Hospital, where she had been admitted March 3.

Officiating will be the Rev. T. P. Bradtke, Pastor. Music will be provided by William Allen, vocalist, and Mrs. T. P, Bradtke, organist. Burial will follow in the Loyal Lutheran Cemetery at Loyal with friends and relatives serving as pallbearers. Friends may call at the Hansen Funeral Home.

The former Lydia Robinson was born March 28, 1917 in Elgin, Iowa, to Mr. and Mrs. Henry (Lydia Reinhart) Robinson. Her first marriage was to Edmond Levenhagen in June 1937. He died in December 1938. She later was married to Ferdinand Henninger October 4, in Huxley, Iowa. He died July 20, 1968.

She lived in Iowa until 1963, when she came to Marshfield. She was married here September 11, 1971 to Norman Porath, who survives. She was employed by St. Joseph's Hospital for nine years until 1974. She also had been involved in the foster care program for the past 16 years.

She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Gary Levenhagen, Rock Island, Tennessee, and Eldon Henninger, Oak Creek; a daughter, Mrs. Norma Weiler, Polonia; a brother, Lester Robinson, Salinas, California; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents, a grandson, and a brother.

***Note: She died as Ruth Porath. She is buried as Ruth Robinson Henninger.



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