Ruth Ellen Wunderlich, 91

Published 1:09 pm Saturday, August 5, 2017

Ruth Ellen Wunderlich, 91, of Austin, Minnesota, died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, at the Cedars of Austin.

Ruth was born Oct. 4, 1925, in Austin, to Herman and Gweneth (Green) Wunderlich, the youngest of three daughters.  She graduated from Austin High School with the class of 1944, then from Austin Junior College in 1946, and St. Cloud Teachers College in 1948. Her first teaching assignment was in Mabel, Minnesota, then Spring Valley, Wisconsin, and ending after 40 years in Paynesville, Minnesota, in 1992.

Ruth Wunderlich

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; and sisters and brother-in-law, Marguerite (Chester) Ullman, and H. Jeanne Wunderlich.

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For the past three-plus years, Ruth has resided at the Cedars of Austin. For Ruth this was a great place to be, meet new friends, and reconnect with others. The staff treated her with dignity, respect, and much kindness.

At Ruth’s request, she did not want to have a funeral service. Private interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Austin. Any memorials can be directed to any of her favorite charities: Jay C. Hormel Nature Center, Mower County Humane Society, Mower County Historical Society, or Austin Area Commission for the Arts/Paramount.

Arrangements by Mayer Funeral Home.

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