Ruth Margaret (Clark) Fletcher, 95

Published 10:40 am Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Ruth Margaret (Clark) Fletcher, 95, of Austin, died Saturday, July 30, 2011, at Primrose.

Ruth Fletcher

Ruth was born Nov.12, 1915, in Hayfield, Minn., to Carl and Katherine Clark. She went to rural grade school in Dodge County, first through eighth grade. She then went to Kasson High School, ninth through 12th grade, graduating in 1934. Ruth moved to Austin fall of 1934 and worked in a restaurant and did some housekeeping. She got a job at Hormel and worked until 1940.

In 1937 she married Chester Fletcher in Hayward, Minn. They enjoyed their cabin in Faribault on Mazaski Lake with family and friends. Ruth loved playing cards, dancing, baking and bowling with the Senior Citizen League. She belonged to Fellowship Methodist Church and was in the Naomi Circle.

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In November 2009, Ruth moved to Primrose Apartments with a little hesitation. She soon adjusted and decided she liked living there. Her health worsened and she moved to Assisted Living at Primrose. Ruth got lots of good help and had a wonderful friend, Myrtle Reed, that would do anything for her.

Survivors include her daughter, Mary Lou (Robert) Rohne of Lyle; son, Bill (Bonnie) Fletcher of Albert Lea; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Esther Johnson of Wanamingo; sister-in-law, Jeanette Clark of Blooming Prairie

She is preceded in death by her husband, Chester; daughter, Bonnie; parents; two brothers and two sisters.

She will be sadly missed.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at First United Methodist Church with Pastor Marilee Benson and Pastor Shari Mason officiating. Friends may call one hour before the service at the church on Saturday. Interment will be in Enterprise Cemetery.

Arrangements by Mayer Funeral Home.