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Ruth Christine Scherger -- Dodge Center

DODGE CENTER -- The funeral for Ruth Christine Scherger will be 10 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Kasson, with the Rev. Steven Dawson officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Dodge Center.

Mrs. Scherger, 100, of Dodge Center, a former teacher and creamery employee, died Sunday (Sept. 1, 2002) at her home.

Ruth Christine Jensen was born Jan. 25, 1902, in Wasioja, grew up there, attended Wasioja schools, and graduated from Mantorville High School in 1919. After completing teachers normal training she taught in Wasioja and Westfield Township schools. On Oct. 28, 1939, she married Edmund G. Scherger. She later studied business at colleges in Duluth and Mankato and was employed at the Owatonna Creamery for a number of years. She was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church in Kasson, was secretary of Homemakers Club for 50 years and enjoyed gardening, reading and traveling.

Survivors include a daughter, Muriel (Claude) Stafford of Dodge Center; a son, Larry (Bette) of Dodge Center; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, a granddaughter, two sisters and a brother.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Czaplewski Family Funeral Home in Dodge Center and an hour before the service Thursday at the church.

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