|Birth: ||Mar. 16, 1909|
|Death: ||Oct. 8, 1991|
Ruth Lucille Cole died yesterday at 4:20 PM in Porter Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.
She was born March 16, 1909 to Charles W. and Lulu B. (Case) Rosenow in Fennville, Michigan. Following the death of her mother, she was adopted in 1913 by William A. and Ruby A. Zuber of Holland, Michigan.
After graduation from high school, she studied piano and music at Hope College, later changing her course of study to nursing. She graduated with a degree in nursing after attending Western Michigan and the University of Michigan and attained a Master's Degree in nursing from St. Luke's Presbyterian and Loyola University in Chicago.
She was licensed in Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois and pursued her career until the outbreak of World War II.
During the war she was assigned as Flight Nurse in the 5th Army Medical Air Evacuation Corps and saw action in the South Pacific, specifically the Luzon Campaign. She was awarded the Bronze Battle Star and various Theater ribbons. She was separated from the service in 1947, having achieved the rank of Captain, and finally discharged in 1954.
Among her more recent nursing duties, Ruth served as a nurse for U.S. Steel, for Porter County Schools, and as Supervisor of Surgical Nurses at Porter Memorial and Holland Community Hospitals.
During her active service she married Lt. Jack Wilbur Cole October 5, 1946, and moved to Liberty Township, near Chesterton, Indiana, remaining there until 1977.
They lived for a short time on a small farm near Saugatuck, Michigan, but her husband's ill health forced them to return to Liberty Township in 1989.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Cecil William Rosenow of Fennville, Michigan, and by her natural and adoptive parents.
Her husband survives, as do a step-son, Timothy Cole (Elaine), granddaughters Rebecca and Wendalyn Cole, all of Liberty Township, sister-in-law Mina Rosenow, and numerous nieces in Fennville.
Chesterton Tribune - 10/9/1991
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Jack Cole married 1st Lt. Ruth L. Zuber at Chanute Field, Urbana, IL on October 5th, 1946.
Charles William Rosenow (1876 - 1960)
Lula B. Rosenow (1887 - 1912)
Jack Wilbur Cole (1919 - 1992)*
Cecil W Rosenow (1905 - 1979)*
Ruth Lucille Rosenow Cole (1909 - 1991)
Created by: Eva Hopkins
Record added: Jun 10, 2014
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