|Birth: ||Aug. 29, 1920|
Otter Tail County
|Death: ||Sep. 18, 2011|
Eau Claire County
Ruth L. Gillette, age 91, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, September 18, 2011 at Grace Edgewood in Altoona, Wisconsin.
Ruth was born on August 29, 1920 in Fergus Falls, Minnesota to the late Lester and Mary (Gould) Holliday. At age 10, her family moved to Sherrard, Illinois. Ruth was valedictorian of her high school class and following graduation worked for Tindall's Grocery Store. She married Robert Gillette after he returned from military service in WWII. Ruth was employed 43 years with Farmer's State Bank of Sherrard where she was a "mother" to many and loved by all. She delighted in sharing stories of her family childhood experiences and growing up on the farm in Fergus Falls. Ruth loved a good prank and a laugh. She had a great compassion for those facing life's difficulties and held a special place in her heart for her niece, Joanne Holliday. She was a life long, avid Cub's fan. But above all else was her deep love and reverence for Jesus Christ.
She is survived by her son, Robert J. (Lisa) Gillette; granddaughters, Hannah and Olivia; brother, Don Holliday; sister, Leona Mabeus; and many nieces and nephews.
Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E Gillette.
A memorial service for Ruth will be held at a later date. A private interment was held in Sherrard Cemetery, Richland Grove Twp, Illinois. Evergreen Funeral Home of Eau Claire, Wisconsin is serving the family.
To send your condolence to the family, please visit our obituaries at www.evergreenfuneralhome.com.
Leader-Telegram, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Published September 25, 2011
Robert E Gillette (1923 - 1995)*
Parents of Robert J.
Created by: Debra Spengler
Record added: Aug 23, 2010
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