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Ruth Ann Marie Frisk, age 100, passed away on Friday, July 8, 2011 at the Pleasant Manor Nursing Home in Faribault.

Born in Otisco Township, Waseca County on June 6, 1911, Ruth was the youngest of five children born to August and Hannah (Lundquist) Frisk.  She attended rural school district #48 in Waseca County.  Ruth worked on her family’s farm until she was 20 years old.  She then did housework for the Deichen family for several years and worked at E.F. Johnson Company in Waseca for four years.  She then moved to Minneapolis where she went to work for Munsingwear, Woolworth’s, and was a supervisor and cashier at the food counter at the Forum Café.  Finally, she worked with Pilgrim Laundry Service in Minneapolis for over 20 years before retiring.  Throughout her retirement, she volunteered at Mount Sinai Hospital and at the Senior Center where she did blood pressure checks.  She greatly enjoyed traveling and had seen much of North America, and enjoyed playing the mandolin and the piano. 

She is survived by four generations of nieces, nephews and their respective spouses.  She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Gertrude and Esther; and two brothers, Harold and Lawrence.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at Vista Evangelical Covenant Church in Waseca County, with Rev. Steve Thompson officiating.  Visitation will be held for one hour before the service at the church.  Interment will follow at Vista Covenant Cemetery. Kinder-Dennis Home for Funerals in Waseca is handling the arrangements.

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