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Ruth Elsie "Toots" PermannCLERGY
Rev. Greg Way
Organist ~ Ruby Dewald
“Living for Jesus”
“Because He Lives”
Special Music by Tessa Carda, “I Was There to Hear
Your Borning Cry” & Sarah Permann, “I’ll Be”
Ruth Elsie “Toots” or “Tootie” (Brosz) Permann was born on Wednesday, November 6, 1929 to Ferdinand and Lydia (Bietz) Brosz on a farm northeast of Tripp, South Dakota. She was baptized on November 28, 1929 at her parent’s home by Rev. John Meer. Ruth attended school at Sharon District #10 through the 8th grade. She then worked at various homes helping other families. Ruth was confirmed at Hoffnungstal Congregational Church, Scotland, on June 11, 1944. On April 12, 1953, she was united in marriage to Harold Permann of Delmont in Pilgrim Congregational Church at Tripp. Eight years later, they moved to a farm northeast of Wagner. They lived there until moving to Tripp in 1999. For many years, she worked in the housekeeping department at the Good Samaritan Center in Wagner. Ruth will be remembered for her enjoyment of baking, especially kuchen. She enjoyed gardening and canning through the years and will be remembered for her spicy dill pickles. She also enjoyed embroidery and quilting and made many quilts in her lifetime, one for every grandchild. While living on the farm, Ruth and Harold had several pugs as pets and she had many collectible pugs. She loved her pugs. Ruth was a member of Bethany Reformed Church until moving to Tripp. She then became a member of Frieden’s Reformed Church until her death on January 3, 2014. Ruth died at Avera St. Benedict Health Center in Parkston at the age of 84 years, 1 month, and 29 days.
Survivors include seven children: Steven (Joyce) Permann of Tripp, Karen (Casey) Carda of Armour, Mary (Doug) Gunnare of Delmont, Dennis (Colleen) Permann of Pickstown, Joel (Darcy) Permann of Delmont, Cheryl (Russ) Tesch of Estelline, and Nancy (Jeff) Tichy of Chamberlain; eleven grandchildren: Desireé and Matt (Ashley) Gunnare, Ryan and Sarah Permann, Dana, Alex (Megan) and Mason Permann, Tessa and Tanner Carda, Kennedy Tesch, Hadley Tichy; three step-grandchildren: Nick (Kandace), Corey and Pat Fjerstad; and one great-grandchild: Charlee Gunnare. She is also survived by her sister, Regina Bueber of Tripp; two sisters-in-law: Elva Brosz of Tripp and Velda Peters of Wagner; and many friends and relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Permann, in August of 2006; her parents, Ferdinand and Lydia Brosz; and eight brothers: Arthur, Edgar, Milton, Jonathan, Maynard in infancy, Loren, Curtis, and Ray.
I remember Tootie well. Her good humor and great cooking stand out. Regina and Elva are in my prayers.
Deanna Brosz Mortimer Jan 6 2014 9:23 AM
Karen, and the rest of the Perman family, was so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. She was a wonderful lady. When I first started working at the beauty shop she was one of my regulars, as I so enjoyed her visits and her stories. We were always laughing, and then of course Karen you went to beauty school and came back to Wagner. Then later after you moved on Karen she did come back and if I remember right your folks lived in Tripp by then. Anyway she was so proud of all of her children and grand kids and I'm sure by now great grands. May she rest in peace. God Bless all of you at this sad time. You had a wonderful MOTHER.
Doris Hosek Jan 5 2014 2:28 PM
I am so sorry to hear of Ruth's passing. I worked with Ruth at the Good Samaritan Center in Wagner in the early 1980's. She was very kind, always had a story to tell, and had a wonderful smile. May God wrap his arms around all of you at this difficult time.
Susan Reinfeld Christensen Jan 5 2014 9:34 AM
Our deepest sympathy's to you and your family on the loss of your mom and grandma. May all your special memories help you heal from your loss. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Bob & Tammy Gilligan Jan 5 2014 8:35 AM
For all my Permann cousins and your families. Jill and I send our thoughts and prayers to console you at this time of your loss. Aunt Ruth, "Tootie," was always a delight and I very much enjoyed visiting with her in person and long distance on the telephone. May your memories comfort you.
Allyn Brosz Jan 4 2014 12:29 PM