Ruth (Clark) Fletcher - Austin
Ruth Margaret (Clark) Fletcher, age 95, of Austin, died Saturday, July 30, 2011, at Primrose.
Ruth was born Nov. 12, 1915, in Hayfield, to Carl and Katherine Clark. She went to rural grade school in Dodge County, first through eighth grades. She then went to Kasson High School, ninth through 12th grades, graduating in 1934. Ruth moved to Austin in the fall of 1934, worked in a restaurant and did some housekeeping. She then 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.
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, who would do anything for her.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary Lou (Robert) Rohne, Lyle; son, Bill (Bonnie) Fletcher, Albert Lea; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; sister, Esther Johnson, Wanamingo; and sister-in-law, Jeanette Clark, 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 held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, 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 are by Mayer Funeral Home.