RUTH J. PETERSEN

ROCK INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME-BRAHAM

Ruth J. Petersen, of Braham, passed away on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at the Scandia House in Mora.  She was 90 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, October 22, 2018 at the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home in Braham with Rev. Julie Beck officiating.

VISITATION will be held from 3:00-5:00 pm on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at the funeral home and 1 hour prior to the service on Monday.

INTERMENT will be in the Rice Lake Cemetery in Braham.

Ruth J. Petersen, of Braham, passed away on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at the Scandia House in Mora. She was 90 years old.

Ruth was born on September 21, 1928 at home in Modale, Iowa to parents Marion R. and Elizabeth (Gilmore) Griffith. She grew up in Modale until 1940 when the family moved to Little Sioux, Iowa, where she attended high school, graduating in 1948.

On September 5, 1948, Ruth was united in marriage to Peter H. Petersen in Little Sioux, Iowa. They made their home in Trainer, Iowa for the first years before moving to Honey Creek, Iowa in 1950. Ruth worked at the Council Bluffs Suitcase Factory from 1956 to 1958. In 1959, Ruth and Peter moved to a farm in Braham. While raising six children and helping on the farm, Ruth waitressed for a number of years, worked at Control Data from 1968 to 1970, and then at the Cambridge Nursing home for more than 15 years. When Peter passed away on July 25, 1980, Ruth stayed on the farm until moving into Braham in 1996. Ruth volunteered countless hours over the years at Tusen Tack, the VFW Auxiliary, and the Braham Moose Lodge. She will be dearly missed.

Ruth is preceded in death by her parents, 5 siblings, husband Peter, daughter Susan, granddaughter Shanon Held, and great grandson Hunter Held.

She is survived by her children, Harriet (Bob) Dressel, Connie (Craig) Jensen, Emmit, Rick (Jean), and Cathy (Allan) Bankers; 12 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild; many other relatives and friends.

One guestbook entry for RUTH J. PETERSEN

  1. Marie Grundberg October 19, 2018 at 12:00 pm #

    Connie,Craig and family!
    Our deepest sympathy in the loss of dear Ruth! We worked with her a lot at Tusen Tack! She was such a joy! Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time!💝

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