Nov. 9, 1921 Harrisburg Dauphin County Pennsylvania, USA
Feb. 12, 2005 Fulda Murray County Minnesota, USA
Ruth was the daughter of William & Annetta Meyer Bumbaugh. She attended school in Oberlin, PA and graduated from Swarta High School in 1939. After her schooling she worked as a dental assistant, waitress in a Russian Teahouse, and a department store clerk. When WWII started she entered the Womens Army Corp and took her basic training in Des Moines, IA and was stationed in New York City, NY. Ruth was united in marriage to Willard Amundson on November 18, 1943 at the Little Church Around The Corner in New York, NY. After Willard's service in WWII, they lived in Pennsylvania for a short time, before returning to his parents farm in Murray County, MN where they worked until 1954 when they moved to a farm north of Avoca, MN. In 1966 they moved into Fulda, MN and bought the Gambles Store, which they operated until 1980. Willard passed away in February of 1981. Ruth then worked for the Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Fulda and in 1985 Ruth attended Pipestone VoTech. Ruth remained living at home until July 2004 when she moved to the Maple View Estates in Fulda. She entered Maple Lawn Nursing Home in January 2005. Ruth was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Fulda where she was an elder and was involved with the Presbyterian Women. She also belonged to the Fulda VFW Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary, Fulda Reading Club, Federated Womens Group, and the Maple Lawn Pink Ladies. Ruth was a volunteer for the American Red Cross for 20 years. She enjoyed cooking, visiting and entertaining friends, spending time with her grandchildren, reading, playing cards, and shoe shopping.
Willard & Ruth were the parents of Anita "Dolly", DeAnn, & Nadine.
Ruth had one brother, Robert Bumbaugh.
Funeral services were held at First Presbyterian Church, Fulda, MN on Tuesday, February 15 with Rev. Michael Foster officiating.