Valdosta Daily Times

Obituaries

April 10, 2013

Ruth Alice Lotte Flumerfelt

VALDOSTA — Ruth Alice Lotte Flumerfelt, 89, of Valdosta, Ga., formerly of Angermuende, Germany, passed away Monday, April 8, 2013, peacefully at home, surrounded by loving family members after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s and arthritic spine disease.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Gerhart Merkel and Hans Merkel; and two sisters, Hannelore Seil and Heidi Wischnewski, all of Germany.

Ruth was christened in Germany. She received her certificate of Citizenship in 1952, and was married to Robert Flumerfelt, a medical lab technician for 64 years.

She would like to be remembered for her lifelong dedication to the care of young children. She taught kindergarten children in Germany. She was a Sunday School teacher, Cub Scout Leader and swimming class instructor for Down-Syndrome youngsters in Oswego N.Y. She helped with the nursery at First United Methodist Church in Valdosta and helped several individual families with children in Valdosta and loved doing it.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Flumerfelt of Valdosta; four sons, Allan Michael Flumerfelt, Altmar N.Y., Mark Flumerfelt, Plant City Fla., Matt Flumerfelt, Valdosta, Bob Flumerfelt, Thomasville; brother, Dieter Merkel, Germany; two sisters, Renate Baachke, Germany, Erika Niedt, Germany; numerous nieces and nephews in Germany.

As per Mrs. Flumerfelt’s wishes, she will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date at First United Methodist Church of Valdosta.

Sympathy may be expressed online at www.musicfuneralservices.com. — Music Funeral Services of Valdosta is serving the family.

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