Lillian Ruth Goldberger, 92, passed away at 5:25 p.m. at The Christian Village on November 6, 2017.
Ruth was born on September 7, 1925, in St. Louis, MO; daughter of Otis Conrad and Lillian (Eckberg) Moore. She was united in marriage with Rev. Arthur J. Goldberger on March 13, 1943, at Hope Lutheran Church in St. Louis, MO. He preceded her in death on October 7, 2011.
Surviving Ruth are her children: Linda Loos of Lincoln, IL, Rev. Arthur Jack (Kay) Goldberger of Bettendorf, IA, Susan Moore of Champagne, IL, Kathleen (Pete) Bishop of West Lafayette, IN, Patricia (Jim) Dermody of Monee, IL, Laura Williams of Lincoln, IL, and Nancy Goldberger of Skokie, IL; fourteen grandchildren; thirty two great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers: King, Conrad, and Edgar Moore, two sisters: Olive Moore and Jacqueline Younger.
Ruth was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln, IL where she was very active in church activities, one being she taught Sunday school for many years. She was a realtor for many years and was the President of Realtors Association of Logan County and also served as Executive Secretary. Because of her love for children, she and her husband conceived the idea of building a Christian based school that is now Zion Lutheran School.
Service for Ruth will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 10, 2017, at Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln with Rev. Mark Thompson officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. Burial at Zion Cemetery will follow the service. Memorials may be made in Ruth’s name to Zion Lutheran Church, Zion Lutheran School, or Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch. Services are entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL.