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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.

8 thoughts on “RUTH M. DROST”

  1. Ruth was such a fun and vibrant person she will be remembered for so many things she loved her family and showed all of us how to enjoy life wherever she was. She will not be forgotten but she will be missed.

  2. Vicki and Family, in so sorry of your mom’s passing. I remember her from we were friends back when you lived in the Oglivie trailer court. I pray you will find comfort in your special memories of your mom.

    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Tammy Anderson Fredrickson

  3. Dear Larry, Kathy and family,
    We were so sad to hear about your Mother. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Sending love and hugs
    Marlene and Darwin Nelson

  4. You will be extremely missed!!! You were the best great grandma and GGG to Lily and I!! I’m so thankful you got to see 5 generations of your family and Lily was able to know the love you gave to all your grandchild no matter who they were. I love you so much!!!! Tell Grandpa we said hi and that we miss him and love him too. I’m glad you’re finally reunited!!! Xoxo

  5. Vicki and family,
    So sad to hear about mother. She was a was sweet lady. Know we are keeping our prayers.
    Bill and Merideth (Johnson) Coleman

  6. I could never forget your mother’s smile—nor her love for you children.
    my sympathy to you all.

  7. Ruth was a great lady and she going to miss dearly, her giggle lite up the room. She was so caring and sweet. So sorry for your loss.

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