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Ruth M. Bruce

August 29, 2017
Ruth M. Bruce
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Ruth M. Bruce, 86, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Center in St. Croix Falls, Wis. 

She was born Aug. 5, 1931, to Glen and Mary (Cosgrove) Jones in Clear Lake, Wis.  Ruth married Eldor Bruce in 1949 and raised seven children. 

Through the years, Ruth worked at Duncan Yo-Yo in Luck, Wis., Fabri-Tech in Amery, Wis. and MPM in Frederic, Wis.  She enjoyed reading, playing games with her grandchildren, putting together jigsaw puzzles and spending time with family and friends.  Ruth had an amazing green thumb.  Those who visited with her over the years have seen the beautiful plants that only she could grow. 

Ruth is survived by her daughters, Patty Bruce, Mary Lou (Steve) Forristall, Kathy (Scott) Meinke, Rosie McKenzie and son, Eldor “Buddy”; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Marge Lallas; brother, Roger (Polly) Jones; sister-in-law, Darlene Jones; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. 

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, Glen and Mary; sons, Allan and David; and granddaughter, Mary Ann Bruce. 

A private graveside service will be held.  Ruth’s family would like to thank the staff at Good Samaritan.  Not only did they take wonderful care of her but they were her “second family.” 

You are invited to leave condolences, memories and photos at www.rowefh.com .  Arrangements are entrusted to Rowe Funeral Home in Luck, 715-472-2444 and the Northwest Wisconsin Cremation Center in Milltown, www.wicremationcenter.com , 715-825-5550.

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