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Ruth E. Prose

January 27, 1921 March 20, 2007
Ruth E. Prose
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Ruth Elizabeth Prose, St. Croix Falls, WI, died March 20, 2007, at the St. Croix Regional Medical Center. She was 86 years old. Ruth was born in Cavalier County, North Dakota, on Jan. 27, 1921, the daughter of Helmer and Martha Hamre. She moved to Wisconsin as a young child and grew up in the Bone Lake and Sunny View area. She attended Sunny View school through the eighth grade and then attended high school in Milltown. She married Arvid L. Prose on March 30, 1947. To this union five children were born. Ruth was a schoolteacher for many years around the Milltown area. She was also actively involved in the family farm. She recently lived in the Good Samaritan Care Center in St. Croix Falls. She attended Polk County Normal School at St. Croix Falls where she received her teaching degree. Later on, she went back to River Falls college to further her education. In her early years of teaching, she taught in the country school grades one through eight. Later years, she taught at the Unity School District. She enjoyed teaching the students very much. She was a board member at Luther Point Bible Camp for many years. She was also a 4-H leader and was very involved with North Valley Lutheran Church. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, Helmer and Martha Hamre; husband, Arvid; 18-month-old daughter, Susan; infant son, Douglas; and daughter-in-law, Meg Prose; brothers, Marvin, John and Henry Hamre; sisters, Adeline Bublitz, Eleanor Lindgren and Mary Mason. She is survived by her son, Don Prose; daughters, Sharon Schulz (Al) and Barb Prose (Ed Don); grandchildren, Tim and Jonathan Schulz and Ellen Prose; and by sister, Esther Tretsven; and many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. The Rowe Funeral Home, Luck, was entrusted with arrangements.
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