Ruth E Christensen
Posted By: Pat Frette (email)
Date: 1/15/2009 at 11:36:34
Ruth E. Christensen, 78, of Boone went to her Heavenly Home on Tuesday, November 18, 2008.
Ruth was born October 14, 1930 in Fort Dodge, Iowa, the daughter of Henry and Helen (Sunepfhaus) Kehm. She attended school and graduated from Fort Dodge High School. She married John "Red" Christensen on March 8, 1949 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fort Dodge, Iowa while John was serving in the Air Force. Together they raised two sons, David and Mark.
Ruth was a homemaker and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of the Evangelical Free Church and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 817.
Ruth enjoyed being with her family and grandchildren, reading, shopping and traveling with her husband and lifelong friend Jan Kennedy.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Luca Jerde and infant brother Henry Kehm.
She is survived by her husband John "Red" Christensen, of Boone. Two sons, David Christensen and wife Dianna and Mark Christensen, of Boone. Two grandchildren, Eric D. Christensen and wife April of Grand Rapids, MN and Mark J. Christensen, of Boone, three great-grandchildren Cael John Christensen, Kristopher and Phillip Murphy, all of Grand Rapids, MN. One sister Helen Anderson of Fort Dodge, Iowa, and brother Richard Kehm of Phoenix, AZ, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Her body was cremated and a memorial service will be held Monday, November 24th at 10:30 a.m. at the Boone Biblical Memorial Church, 921 West 2nd St., in Boone, IA with Pastor Bruce Thomas presiding. Internment will be held at a later date. A luncheon will be served for friends and family following the ceremony at the church.
Memorials may be given to the family to be used at their discretion.
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