Ruth was born in Arthur on April 3, 1930. After living in many different places she settled in Schaller.
She worked at Bil Mar for several years. After retiring, she loved to work in her yard puttering around with flowers, trees, etc.
She leaves behind her partner of 30 years, Martin Hallberg of Schaller; four children: Gloria (Larry) Woodke of Schaller; Allen (Paula) Grapevine of Cincinnati, Ohio; Merlin Grapevine of Arlington, Texas; and Barb (John) Irvan of Galva; six grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Pearl Peterson of Schaller.