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 Ruth Eleanor <I>Olson</I> Esala

Ruth Eleanor Olson Esala

Birth
Douglas County, Minnesota, USA
Death 2 Mar 2000 (aged 91)
Douglas County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Holmes City, Douglas County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Lot 7, Plot 4
Memorial ID 100333926 · View Source
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Ruth Esala was born on August 24, 1908, the daughter of John and Minnie (Karppi) Olson in Moe Heights, Douglas County, Minnesota. She was baptized and confirmed at the Finnish Apostolic Church. She attended School District #5 in Moe Heights, Douglas County. In July 1927 Ruth was united in marriage to John Esala. The couple farmed on the family farm located south of Brandon. In 1985 Ruth moved to Brandon where she was active in the Senior Center. She loved to garden, especially strawberries. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, reading and sports games.

Ruth died on March 2, 2000 at the age of 91. Ruth is survived by four sons: Kenneth and wife Jan Esala of Garfield; Charles and wife Jean Esala of Brandon; John Norman Esala and special friend Lillian Haser of Brandon; David and wife Karen Esala of Miltona; daughter Kathryn and husband Wally Davis of Baudette; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Mervin and wife Deloresann Olson of Mounds View; five sisters: Marie Sakai of Glen Burnie, Maryland; Edna Saccrias of Deer River; Sarah Ann Mithun of Barrett; Ellen LaBelle of Spring Lake Park; Emily Swigart of Denver, Colorado; and son-in-law Bill Bahe of Alexandria. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband John in 1983, daughter Lucille Bahe, sister LaVina Graf and brothers Kenneth and Freeman Olson.

A funeral service was held on March 6, 2000 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Moe Township, with Rev. Reynold Peterson officiating. Interment was in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in Moe Township. Pallbearers were Gary Davis, Keith Davis, Ron Davis, Mark Esala, Kyle Esala and Jim Wagner. Arrangements were with the Anderson Funeral Home, Alexandria.
(Echo Press, March 8, 2000)


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  • Maintained by: kj
  • Originally Created by: Lainey
  • Added: 7 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100333926
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ruth Eleanor Olson Esala (24 Aug 1908–2 Mar 2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100333926, citing Saint Pauls Lutheran Church Cemetery, Holmes City, Douglas County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by kj (contributor 47962105) .