AKKERMAN INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
Ruth Drost, of Duluth, formerly of Mora, passed away on Friday, July 6, 2018 at the Viewcrest Health Center in Duluth. She was 90 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 13, 2018 at the Hope Lutheran Church in Grasston.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be Thursday, July 12, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 pm. at the Akkerman Ingebrand Chapel and 1 hour prior to the service on Friday.
Ruth Marie Drost, age 90, of Mora, MN, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 6, 2018. Ruth was surrounded by family while receiving care during her final resident years in Duluth.
Ruth was born in Sand Lake Township (Deer River), MN on December 15, 1927 to Victor and Martha (Erickson) Wicklund. Throughout her life she spread joy and happiness to those around her. She always had a smile on her face and enjoyed playing cribbage or other card games with family and friends. She also enjoyed baking, crocheting, reading and playing bingo. She loved her family very much, and adored all the babies. She was a long-term employee at Mora High school and was proud of her work to keep the football uniforms so white.
She married the love of her life, Harold, on August 3, 1947 and was blessed with 9 healthy children.
She was preceded in death by her parents Victor and Martha; her loving husband Harold; her brothers, Victor, Vimar, and Paul; and her sisters, Violet, Margaret, Mable, and Vivian.
She is survived by brother John Wicklund; her 9 children, Lorrie (Charles) Dusseault Blanchard, Larry (Kathy) Drost, Jamie Lynn, Janet (Dave) Felland, Vicki (Craig) Trytten, Marcia Wroolie, Jean (Chuck) Liimatainen, Kathy (Shane) Gries and Julie (Tim) Thedens; 23 grandchildren and many many great and great-great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Carolyn Wicklund and Marlys Armstrong; as well as many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
We especially want to thank Viewcrest Health Center in Duluth for all the special attention and support they gave to Ruth during her final months and to Essentia Hospice for their support during her final days.