|Birth: ||Jun. 26, 1921|
|Death: ||Aug. 23, 2010|
Crow Wing County
Ruth M. Atwater
Published in Brainerd Dispatch
CROSBY - Ruth M. Atwater, age 89, of Crosby formerly of Emily died on Monday Aug. 23, 2010, at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby. She was born on June 26, 1921, in Pipestone County, Minn., to Oliver "Ray" and Anna (McCaffrey) Hite. She married Randle "Kelly" Leroy Atwater on Jan. 18, 1941 in Crosby.
She graduated from the Crosby-Ironton High School, class of 1938 and Normal Training in 1939, under the Crosby-Ironton school system. Ruth taught in Fairfield Township School, and was a teacher and teacher's aide at the Emily School.
She was a former member of St. Emily's Catholic Church, Friendly Neighbor Garden Club, Emily, American Legion Auxiliary and the Emily 50+ Club.
Survivors include five sons, Jim (Sheila) Atwater of Ferndale, Wash., Don Atwater of Emily, Charlie (Andrea) Atwater of Emily, Ed Atwater of Emily and Paul Atwater of Sabin, Minn.; three daughters, Judy Zettervall of Brainerd, Polly (Randy) Balken of Erhard, Minn., and Elaine (Dave) Grunewald of Rothsay, Minn.; one sister, Betty Christensen of Duluth; two sisters-in-law, Bernice Hite and Jean Atwater; 18 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death are her parents; husband Kelly in 1972; one infant son Richard; one granddaughter, Jeanette Atwater; one brother, Robert Hite; and two sisters, Margaret Strand and Mary Schmidt.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, at St. Emily's Catholic Church in Emily. Burial will be at the Pine Ridge Cemetery in Emily. Friends may call on Monday at the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby from 5 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. and one hour prior to the services at the church on Tuesday.
Minnesota Birth Certificate Index
Hite, Ruth Minnie
Date of Birth: 26 Jun 1921
Mother Maiden Name: McCaffery
County of Birth: Pipestone
Raymond Oliver Hite (1887 - 1969)
Anna C McCaffrey Hite (1889 - 1975)
Randle Leroy Atwater (1917 - 1972)*
Richard Allan Atwater (1957 - 1957)*
Mary Catherine Hite Schmidt (1918 - 2003)*
Ruth Minnie Hite Atwater (1921 - 2010)
Pine Ridge Cemetery
Crow Wing County
Created by: Jim Lee
Record added: Sep 21, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58994449