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Ruth J. (Mrs. John V.) Hlubek, 82, died November 17, 2017, at University of Iowa Hospital.
Ruth was born August 14, 1935, in Iowa City, the youngest of eight children of the late Henry and Mary Pearl (Lohrey) Dunlavy of DeWitt. She was a graduate of St. Joseph Catholic School, DeWitt. Ruth married John Hlubek June 21, 1958, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, DeWitt. From this union was born four children. In addition to being a mother, Ruth was employed by Rock Island Arsenal and Iowa Mutual Insurance retiring in 1991. In retirement she worked for Healthy Exchanges, DeWitt.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, DeWitt, the Altar and Rosary Society and church choir. She enjoyed attending theatre and musical productions, playing cards and her grandchildrens activities. Most of all Ruths greatest joy was her family and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Surviving are her husband, John; children, John A. (Richele) Hlubek, Epworth, Michael (Allison) Hlubek, Monroe, Wisconsin, W. Andrew (Jennifer) Hlubek, Marion and Lisa (Mike) Magistrelli, of Bettendorf; grandchildren, Courtney (Casey) Hack, Justin Hlubek, Caitlyn (fiancé, Nick Tuttle) Hlubek and Joshua Hlubek, Abby Hlubek, Molly Hlubek and Lauren Hlubek, Owen Hlubek, Nicholas Hlubek and Lucas Hlubek and Paige Magistrelli, Brooke Magistrelli, Matthew Magistrelli and Grace Magistrelli; great-grandchildren, Kinley Hack, Kamden Hack and Kollyns Hack; a sister-in-law, Jane Dunlavy of Clinton; nieces and nephews.
Also preceding Ruth in death were brothers, Francis, Jerry, Jim and Joe and sisters, Margaret, Helen and Dorothy.
Visitation will be 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. Monday at Schultz Funeral Home, DeWitt. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, DeWitt. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
A complete obituary may be viewed at www.schultzfuneralhomes.com.
Published on November 17, 2017
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