Ruth L. Shogren-Fienhage, 94, Scranton: July 23, 1926 – April 11, 2021 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Ruth L. Shogren-Fienhage, 94, Scranton: July 23, 1926 – April 11, 2021

SCRANTON, Kan. – Ruth L. Shogren-Fienhage, 94, of Scranton, Kan., passed away Sunday, April 11, 2021, at the Brookside Retirement Community in Overbrook, Kan. She was born July 23, 1926, in Volney, Iowa, the daughter of Edward and Velva (Shobondy) Hargesheimer.

She was united in marriage Tom Shogren, until his passing on March 19, 1993. She later married Frank A. Fienhage Jr., July 24, 2000, in Lyndon, Kan.; they shared three years of marriage until his passing on March 25, 2003.

Ruth worked at the Topeka, Kan., VA Hospital doing work with the linen service. She was a caregiver for the late Eva Silver. She enjoyed crocheting towels to sell at the farmers market in Topeka for many years, and traveling with family. Ruth will be remembered for her warm, loving and caring personality.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Velva Hargesheimer, two husbands, Tom Shogren and Frank A. Fienhage Jr.; and a sister, Zella Hensel.

She is survived by a stepson, Steve Fienhage and his wife, Debbie, of Valley Center, Kan.; three stepdaughters, Marlene Norris, Berryton, Kan., Susie Wittington, Meriden, Kan., and Arlene Adams, Topeka; a brother, Clarence Hargesheimer, Luverne, Minn.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephew in Minnesota.

To celebrate Ruth’s life, a visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 16, at the Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home, 503 S. Topeka Ave., Burlingame, Kan. The family will receive friends 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 20, at the Holm Dingmann Funeral Home, 324 W. Main St., Luverne, Minn. A graveside service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Maplewood Cemetery, Luverne.

Memorial contributions can be made to Phoenix Hospice or Brookside Retirement Community, and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home, PO Box 194, Burlingame, KS 66413. Condolences can be left at

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