Ruth E. Windhorst, 97 of Syracuse, passed away on January 24, 2024, in Syracuse. She was born on January 23, 1927, to Arnold & Amanda (Eisenhauer) Watermeier near Burr. On January 31, 1945, she married Orville Windhorst at Hope Lutheran Church in Burr. Ruth was active at Luther Memorial and will be remembered as a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

She is survived by her children Kent A. (Joyce) Windhorst of Miami, FL; Lana S. (Phillip) Friedrichs of Bremen, KS and Gay Ann (Thomas) Lepert of Beaver Lake; 11 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; brother Junior (Marlene) Watermeier of Burr; sister-in-law Lois Watermeier of Syracuse; also many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, grandson Myles Lepert; great grandchildren Gideon & Gabriella Carter; grandson-in-law Chad Baker; brothers Joy & Roleen Watermeier, Dale & Dona Watermeier, Gene Watermeier; sister-in-law Veletta & Harry Janssen, brother-in-law Virgil & Eunice Windhorst.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 30th at 11:00 a.m. at Luther Memorial Church in Syracuse. The service will be livestreamed on the Luther Memorial Church, NE YouTube page. No visitation will be held.

Memorials are suggested to Luther Memorial Church.

Arrangements By: Fusselman Allen Harvey Funeral Home, Syracuse, 402-269-2441