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Ruth Grace Petersen

January 18, 1919 - February 7, 2018
From: Spencer, IA
Ruth Grace Petersen

Ruth Grace Petersen

Born: January 18, 1919
Died: February 7, 2018
Age: 99

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Ruth Grace Petersen, the daughter of John and Blanche (Bowles) Albert was born January 18, 1919 in Primghar, IA. Her childhood years were spent in the Primghar area where she attended country school and graduated from Primghar High School in 1936.
     Ruth married Jimmy Davis in June of 1941. They lived on Hickam Air Force Base, in Hawaii, during the Pearl Harbor attack. They moved back to Primghar where she ran a dress shop, called Fad’s & Fashions. Ruth married Alvin Petersen in 1949, until their divorce in 1963. She worked at Younkers and Dvergsten’s in Spencer, IA, she then worked for Stub Johnson at the Buggy Whip, as well as at his restaurants. She later worked as an office assistant for Dr. Edington.
     Ruth enjoyed dancing, horses, and horse riding. She was involved in Saddle Club, Drill Team, and had great memories of trail riding in the Black Hills with her sister.
     Ruth passed away on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at the age of 99, at Longhouse Residence in Spencer, IA. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister Eva Leonard and most of her friends.
     Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Diane (Frank) Mammen of Bloomington, MN; granddaughter Kimberlee Henningsen (John) of St Louis Park, MN; grandson Jason Mammen; great grandchildren Owen, Kallen and Bailey Henningsen and Jestin Mammen; a special niece, Judi Lorenz; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will take place 1:00 P.M., Monday, February 12, at the Warner Chapel in Spencer.
Pastor Paul Frederiksen
Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at Warner Funeral Home.
"In The Garden"
"Amazing Grace"
"Old Rugged Cross"
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Primghar, Iowa


Monday, February 12, 2018 at 11:46 AM
“Diane - sorry to hear about your Mom. I don't know how she put up with the 2 of us all those years ago but she did & usually laughed at our "escapades." May she rest in peace - know she & Eva are enjoying their reunion.”
- Shirley
Monday, February 12, 2018 at 10:09 AM
“I LOVED this lady
What a beautiful soul !
My deepest sympathies !”
- Rhonda Olson
Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 9:48 AM
“I remember Ruth as Eva’s sister and how she enjoyed riding horses even when she grew older. Such a joy filled lady. Happy memories of a great example to emulate. Sorry for your loss.”
- Denise Steffen
Friday, February 9, 2018 at 8:16 AM
“Dear Family,
Ruth was our neighbor on West 7th Street for many years.
We miss her when she went to Longhouse..
Know you are all in our thoughts and Prayers,
Roger and Jackie”
- Jackie Mann
Friday, February 9, 2018 at 8:16 AM
“Ruth was my next door neighbor as I can remember. She was a true gem! I'm so sorry to hear of her passing. Hugs and prayers in this difficult time. ”
- Karla Markley
Friday, February 9, 2018 at 8:16 AM
“I met Ruth through Betty and Dick .she came and had meals with us. She was a great lady. I also took care of her at the nursing home.God Bless you Ruth.
Sorry for your loss.”
- Dorothy Brons
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