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Ruth J. Hlubek
Ruth J. (Mrs. John V.) Hlubek, 82, of DeWitt, died early Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

Ruth was born Aug. 14, 1935, in Iowa City, the youngest of eight children of the late Henry and Mary Pearl Lohrey Dunlavy of DeWitt. She was a graduate of St. Joseph Catholic School in DeWitt.  Ruth married John Hlubek on June 21, 1958, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in DeWitt. From this union was born four children. In addition to being a mother, Ruth was employed by Rock Island Arsenal and Iowa Mutual Insurance, retiring in 1991.  In retirement, she worked for Healthy Exchanges of DeWitt.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in DeWitt, the Altar and Rosary Society, and the church choir.

Ruth loved her family dearly and enjoyed time spent with them. She also enjoyed attending theater and musical productions, playing cards, and her grandchildren's activities. Most of all, Ruth's greatest joy was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving are her husband, John; four children, John A. (Richele) Hlubek of Epworth, Michael (Allison) Hlubek of Monroe, Wisconsin, W. Andrew (Jennifer) Hlubek of Marion, and Lisa (Mike) Magistrelli of Bettendorf; 14 grandchildren, Courtney (Casey) Hack, Justin Hlubek, Caitlyn (fiancé, Nick Tuttle) Hlubek and Joshua Hlubek, Abby Hlubek, Molly Hlubek and Lauren Hlubek, Owen Hlubek, Nicholas Hlubek and Lucas Hlubek and Paige Magistrelli, Brooke Magistrelli, Matthew Magistrelli, and Grace Magistrelli; three great-grandchildren, Kinley Hack, Kamden Hack, and Kollyns Hack; a sister-in-law, Jane Dunlavy of Clinton; and nieces and nephews.

Also preceding Ruth in death were four brothers, Francis, Jerry, Jim, and Joe, and three sisters, Margaret, Helen, and Dorothy.

A funeral Mass was held Nov. 21 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in DeWitt, with the Rev. Fr. Stephen Page officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery. 

Pallbearers were grandchildren, Courtney Hack, Justin Hlubek, Abby Hlubek, Molly Hlubek, Caitlyn Hlubek, and Joshua Hlubek.  Honorary pallbearers were Lauren Hlubek, Paige Magistrelli, Brooke Magistrelli, Matthew Magistrelli, Owen Hlubek, Nicholas Hlubek, Grace Magistrelli, and Lucas Hlubek. Condolences may be expressed and a photo tribute viewed at schultzfuneralhomes.com

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