Posted: October 7th, 2023

It is with great sadness, we announce the passing of Ruth Charity Heidinger on Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at the age of 79 years. Ruth is survived by her loving husband Rodger of 60 years. She leaves to cherish her memory two sons, Clyde Heidinger and Nevin (Lisa) Heidinger; one daughter-in-law, Brenda Heidinger; six grandchildren, Graham (Amanda), Grant (Kaitlyn), Erin (Cameron), Cole (Kayln), Thane (Sydni), and Ethan; five great grandchildren, Holden, Conner, Rebecca, Sloane, and Allison; one sister, Grace (Wayne) Buss; and three sister-in-laws, Lorna, Yvonne, and Gloria. She was predeceased by her parents, Christian and Hanna Seitz, and parents-in-law Herbert and Dorothy Heidinger; one son, Arlen Heidinger; one sister, Doreen (Rueben); two brothers, Laverne and Harry; brothers-in-law, Harvey, Laverne (Shirley). Ruth grew up on a farm in the Little Plume area where she also attended school. For her last three years of high school, she attended Hillcrest Christian High School and Medicine Hat High School. Ruth met the love of her life Rodger at a young age, and their love remained strong for 60 years of marriage. After marriage, Ruth and Rodger moved to a farm in Manyberries. Ruth worked hard along side her husband to run the farm with few conveniences to begin with. She would help drive the grain trucks at harvest and run the school bus. The Lord blessed Ruth and Rodger with three sons, so Ruth was very busy with farm work and feeding her family. She always had a good garden and did a lot of canning. Ruth enjoyed hosting family and friends, where they enjoyed her German dishes. At a young age Ruth learned to sew, and in retirement she loved quilting with different groups of ladies. All of her family have quilts that she made for them. She knitted and gave baby sweaters to all the new babies. Ruth,Rodger, and family attended the Orion Church. Ruth had real concern for the spiritual welfare of family and friends. In 2015, Ruth and Rodger retired to Medicine Hat where she had more time for her hobbies. Ruth had a great love for her family and friends, and showed it throughout her life. She will be sadly missed by all. The funeral service will be held at Hillcrest Evangelical Missionary Church on Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Matt Howard and Pastor George Mills officiating. A private family interment will take place in the Hillside Cemetery prior to the service. Those who wish to remember Ruth with a donation, may do so to the Whispering Pines Camp, PO Box 23110, Medicine Hat Mall PO, Medicine Hat, AB T1B 4C7. To leave a message of condolence you may visit

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7 Condolences for “RUTH HEIDINGER”

  1. Donna Seitz Henderson says:

    Sorry to heard of Ruth’s passing. We were best friends in our younger years. Always exchanged Bday , Cmas gifts.
    My condolences to Rodger & family.

  2. Dennis & Dixie Bohnet says:

    Dear Rodger & family

    We are so sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing.
    We offer sincere condolences to all. Heaven has gained another Angel!

  3. Carol (Rieger) & Blair Froese says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. I rejoice that she is in the presence of Jesus Himself and Arvid, Uncle Chris and Auntie Hannah and many other loved ones. What a time of rejoicing that must have been. But I also grieve with Roger and the rest of the family who have lost a wonderful part of their family. I pray and trust the the comfort of God Himself will be upon you as you celebrate her life and memory and in the days ahead.

    Carol Froese

  4. Mable Johnson says:

    My heartfelt condolences go out to Rodger and their families.Ruth was a wonderful person. May she rest in peace.

  5. Mavis Martin says:

    Nevin and Lisa:
    Sad news for your family!!!
    Wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you at this very hard time. It is never easy loosing a parent but now is when some of the strengths of what I am sure your Mom passed along to you will help. My guess is that she hoped you would be strong, you will make good decisions on so many different topics and that you would take care of issues when they are dealt to you. She is smiling at you from above.
    Make sure to lean on your family and friends when you need a bit of extra support. Take care and take the time needed for your healing process.

    Take Care


  6. Elizabeth ( Mattson)Whenham says:

    Very sorry to hear your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family.
    May God Bless you and surround you with his love in a very special way right now

  7. David and Cheryle Zorn says:

    Dear Rodger, Clyde, Nevin & Lisa, our dear friend, Brenda and families:
    We just learned of Ruth’s passing this morning and want to express our deepest sympathies to you all. We rejoice in the fact Ruth knew Jesus as her Savior and Lord and that she is healed and in His presence now. May you find comfort and peace in that as you grieve.
    John 14:1-7

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