|Birth: ||Jan. 4, 1911|
|Death: ||Sep. 20, 1998|
Ruth M. (nee Fiedler), age 87, of St. Paul, born January 4, 1911, died on Sept. 20, 1998. Preceded in death by husband, Elmer D.; and son, Robert Carl. Survived by daughter, Elaine (Robert) Weisz, Dorothy (Scott) Olson, Janet (James) Jannett; and son, Walter Elmer Tiedeman of Dallas, Tx; 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; brother, Marshall Fiedler of New York. Funeral Friday 10:30 AM at Emmaus Lutheran Church, 1074 W. Idaho Ave., St. Paul.. Interment Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation Thursday 4-8 PM in the Holcomb-Henry-Boom Funeral Home, 536 N. Snelling Ave., and at the church on Friday from 10 AM until time of services at the church. Ruth was a devoted teacher of deaf and hard-of-hearing students at Jefferson School in St. Paul for 32 years. She was a dedicated volunteer with the Friend of Hearing Handicapped, Camp Courage, leader of Tusi Tala Camp Fire Group, and past Puppeteer of America. Retired Teacher board member, member of Macalester Park Chapter #223 O.E.S. and Shrine of the Rugged Cross #4, Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem. Member and past president of Tri-Star.
Special thanks to the staff at Episcopal Church Home for their support and loving care. Memorials preferred.
The St. Paul Pioneer Press, Sep 23, 1998
Obit: Ruth M. Tiedeman, 87, St. Paul teacher
Article by: Allie Shah , Star Tribune Updated: September 23, 1998
In her 32 years of teaching deaf children, Ruth M. Tiedeman wasn't content to deliver her lessons only in the classroom. She often supplemented her students' in-school education with visits to her family's lake home and other excursions.
She thought it was necessary to fill hearing-impaired children's education with a variety of real-life experiences, said her daughter Elaine Weisz of St. Paul.
Tiedeman, of St. Paul, who taught at the former Jefferson School in St. Paul until her retirement in 1971, died Sunday at Regions Hospital after suffering a heart attack and a stroke. She was 87.
The daughter of a grocery store owner and a piano teacher, Tiedeman grew up in St. Paul and opted for a career in education at an early age. She credited her mother, the piano teacher, and an elementary school instructor with inspiring her to teach.
In 1933, she graduated from Milwaukee State Teachers College, where she specialized in teaching deaf children. She then took a job teaching mainly elementary school children who were deaf or hard of hearing.
"She truly loved it and enjoyed it and made many, many friends," her daughter said. Focusing her lessons on speech and language, Tiedeman taught her students to lip-read and encouraged them to speak with people in the hearing world.
Along with parents and other teachers, she joined the group, Friends of the Hearing Handicapped, which organized activities to improve children's communication skills. One year, one of her classes won first place in a puppet show contest for a local TV station. The station televised their play, Tiedeman's daughter recalled.
After her retirement, Tiedeman tutored privately and traveled.
In addition to her daughter Elaine, she is survived by daughters Dorothy Olson of Maple Grove and Janet Jannett of St. Paul; a son, Walter, of Dallas; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and a brother, Marshall Fiedler of New York.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Emmaus Lutheran Church, 1074 Idaho Av. W. in St. Paul. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Holcomb-Henry-Boom Funeral Home, 536 N. Snelling Av. in St. Paul.
The Star Tribune, Sep 23, 1998
Ernest Peter Fiedler (1874 - 1966)
Maria Johanna Elsa Wachter Fiedler (1883 - 1972)
Elmer Dietrich Tiedeman (1905 - 1972)*
Elaine Ruth Tiedeman Weisz (1938 - 2011)*
Robert Carl Tiedeman (1950 - 1959)*
Ruth Marion Fiedler Tiedeman (1911 - 1998)
Marshall Ernest Fiedler (1914 - 2002)*
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