Laura Bamesberger - September 30, 2013

Laura W. Bamesberger, age 93, of Miamisburg, Ohio, died Monday, Sept. 30, 2013.
She was born June 23, 1920, in Perham, Minn., to the late Walter and Ida (Kloninger) Ruff.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at the Grace Lutheran Evangelical Church, 410 East Pease Ave. West Carrollton, Ohio. Pastors Dean Haferman and Chuck Beckett will officiate. Laura will be laid to rest in the Oaklawn Cemetery in Arkansas at a later date.
Laura graduated from Walther Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago in 1942 and went on to work as a registered nurse with the U.S Army. During World War II, she was stationed at Percy Jones General Hospital in Battle Creek, Mich., where she achieved first lieutenant status. Laura has been a longtime member of American Legion Post 346 in Cherokee Village, Ark., where she served as the chaplain for the post. She also has been a longtime member of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 51 years, Gordon Bamesberger; brothers, Lawrence Ruff and Otto (Helen) Ruff. She is survived by children, Neal (Donna) Bamesberger of Denver, Joan (Bob) Stierwalt of St. Louis and Dale (Vicky) Bamesberger of Centerville, Ohio; grandchildren, Kristin (Michael) Quante and Jordan (Liz) Bamesberger of Denver, Leah (Steve) Quinn of Washington, DC, Chad (Greta) Stierwalt and Liberty (Michael) Thompson of St. Louis, Adam Bamesberger of Denver, Todd (Kristin) Bamesberger of Loveland, Ohio, Seth (Emily) Bamesberger of Austin, Texas; great-grandchildren, Flicity and Felix Stierwalt of St. Louis, Evelyn Quinn of Washington, D.C., Jack Bamesberger of Austin, Texas; sister-in-law, Ordella Ruff of Grand Island; best friend of the last 12 years, Joyce Zimpfer of Miamisburg, Ohio, and many other extended family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Grace Lutheran Evangelical Church, in memory of Laura. Personal condolences may be left for Laura’s family by visiting

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