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Ruth M. Clasen 1912-2011

Feb 1, 2011

A Mass of Christian Burial for Ruth M. Clasen of Emmetsburg will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 1, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Emmetsburg.

Interment is at St. John’s Cemetery, Emmetsburg. The Joyce Funeral Home in Emmetsburg is in charge of arrangements.

Ruth Marian Clasen was born March 24, 1912 in Emmetsburg, the daughter of Peter J. and Mildred L. (Hazer) Clasen. She attended St. Ellen’s Grade School and St. Mary’s Academy before graduating from Emmetsburg High School in 1929. Ruth was a member of the first graduating class (1932) of Emmetsburg Junior College.

Ruth worked at Iowa Trust and Savings Bank inEmmetsburg for over 50 years. She was Vice President when she retired in 1986.

Ruth was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. She served on the zoning board, and she served as an Emmetsburg Library trustee. Ruth enjoyed playing cards of all kinds, especially bridge, and she enjoyed spending time with her friends.

On Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, Ruth passed away at the Emmetsburg Care Center.

Left to cherish her memory are her many dear friends. She was preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial fund has been established in Ruth’s name.

Online condolences: www.joycefuneralhomes.com