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Ruth Walljasper 1933-2010

Mar 4, 2010

Former Emmetsburg teacher Ruth Walljasper, 76, of Trenton, MO, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, Feb. 19, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Trenton, MO.

Ruth Walljasper was born on March 29, 1933 at Mason City. She attended schools in Mason City and graduated from Mason City High School in 1951. She graduated in 1953 from Mason City Junior College and received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Northern Iowa in 1964.

Ruth was married at Mason City on June 11, 1966 to Frank Walljasper. The couple moved to Trenton, MO, after their marriage. Ruth had taught school for 13 years in Iowa and 22 years in Missouri.

Mrs. Walljasper is survived by two daughters, a son, six grandchildren and a sister.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband in 2001; her parents; and three brothers.