Ruth L Anderson Aitken

  • Birth 25 Apr 1920 Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 2 Jul 2012 Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Machesney Park, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 93026216

Daughter of John Elof and Jennie (Johnson) Anderson. Graduate of Rockford Central High School class of 1937 and St. Anthony Hospital Nurses Training in 1941. Ruth served as a 1st Lt. in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps during World War II. She was among the first nurses on Okinawa. She married Richard L. Aitken on Feb. 16, 1946, in Rockford; he died Dec. 9, 2010. She was a nurse for the office of Dr. Paul Wilkinson for 23 years, retiring in 1982. Member of Zion Lutheran Church, where she participated in L.C.W., Monica Unit, A Capella Choir and the Mr. and Mrs. Club, and was a Sunday school teacher. She is survived by children, John (Mary) Aitken of Bettendorf, Iowa, and Kathryn (James) Rasch of Rockford; grandchildren, Paul Aitken and Rebecca (Justin) Sharpe; and great-grandsons, Andrew and Jackson Sharpe. Also predeceased by three sisters; two brothers; and special aunt, Olga A. Johnson. Special thanks to Dr. Joseph Ross and the staff at P.A. Peterson. Funeral service at 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 6, in Zion Lutheran Church, 925 Fifth Ave., with the Rev. Dr. Michael Thomas officiating. Burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Full obituary published in Rockford Register Star from July 4 to July 5, 2012


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  • Created by: Glora Dei
  • Added: 3 Jul 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 93026216
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ruth L Anderson Aitken (25 Apr 1920–2 Jul 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 93026216, citing Sunset Memorial Gardens, Machesney Park, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Glora Dei (contributor 47300235) .