Ruth Rademacher, 87

Published 9:11 am Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Ruth Rademacher, 87Ruth M. Rademacher, 87, of Robbinsdale, Minnesota, formerly of Austin, Minnesota, died Sept. 30, 2017.

She was a long-time resident of Robbinsdale, but had for the past five years resided at Covenant Village, Golden Valley, Minnesota. She was recently diagnosed with age-related dementia, but even as the disease progressed, she was always friendly and pleasant to be around. She had been a resident of St. Therese in New Hope, Minnesota, for four months before her death.

As a child she was a tap dancer and performed occasionally even as an adult. After college, Ruth taught grade school for several years before heading off to Harvard to earn her master’s degree in psychology. She retired more than a decade ago from her position as school psychologist in the Hopkins School District. Ruth was foremost a lover of dogs, specifically of Boston terriers. She bred and showed her Boston terriers for several years, winning both in the show ring and occasionally in obedience competition. She was an active member of the Minneapolis Boston Terrier Club for many years and enjoyed frequent visits by her friends with a Boston in tow.

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Her parents and her brother predeceased her. She is survived by three cousins and many friends who enjoyed her wit and sense of humor, along with her warm affection for all she met.

Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at the Church of St. Austin, 41st Avenue North and Thomas Avenue North, Minneapolis. Interment will be in Shakopee Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the Mass at the church.

Memorials are preferred to Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly, the Church of St. Austin or the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers.

Gearty-Delmore Funeral Chapel in Robbinsdale is in charge of arrangements.