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Ruth Ewalt

Mon, May 14th, 2012
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Ruth Johanna Ewalt, 92, of Harmony, MN, died Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at the Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah following a long illness.

She was born August 5, 1919, in Preston, MN to John and Louise (Hanning) Anstett. Ruth was married to Ray Ewalt on January 9, 1942. Ruth was a life-long school teacher in various rural schools and in Harmony. After retiring, Ruth continued to substitute teach for several years and many local residents remember being in her classroom. Ray and Ruth enjoyed vacationing throughout the United States. Ruth spent much of her free time involved with various church and community activities.

Survivors include her husband of 70 years, Ray; two daughters, Connie Mooney of Minneapolis, MN, and Shelley (David) Larson of Independence, IA; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; one sister, Maude (Richard) Holets, and one brother, Wendell Anstett.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Mae (Clifford) Peterson.

The funeral was at Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony, MN on Thursday, May 10, 2012. Burial followed at Greenfield Cemetery in Harmony. There was no visitation. Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmony, MN is in charge of arrangements.

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