Ruth Margaret (Meyer) Lerdal died peacefully and surrounded by family at her home in Bickford Cottage on October 3, 2013. She was 99 years old. A gathering of family and friends will be held Sunday, October 6th from 5-7 pm at The Kirkwood Room, next to Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service, Iowa City. A funeral service will be held Thursday, October 10th at 11 am at the Renwick United Methodist Church in Renwick, IA. Memorial contributions may be made to the Iowa City Hospice, the Renwick Public Library, a charity of choice or a donation to someone in need in Ruth's honor.