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Ruth Irene Lahmon

September 14, 1924 ~ April 23, 2019 (age 94)


     Ruth Lahmon, age 94 of Osakis, formerly of Elk River, MN passed into her new life on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at her home.

     Ruth Irene Bray was born on September 14, 1924 in Floyd, Iowa to Charles and Grace (Monroe) Bray, one of 16 children born to this union.  She married Lewis C. Lahmon on June 8, 1943 in Waverly, Iowa and they enjoyed 64 years of marriage.  They settled in Charles City, Iowa and raised two children, a son and a daughter.  They moved to Elk River, MN in 1952 and Ruth went to work for a manufacturing company called Cornelius, which made push button soda dispensers.  Ruth spent twenty-five years there working as an inventory verifier.  In 1984 they retired to a home they had on Little Lake Osakis, where Ruth enjoyed life by the lake and raised chickens.  They attended the Leslie Community Church and she belonged to the VFW Auxiliary.

     Ruth also had a green thumb for growing things and loved to raise a garden each year of not only vegetables, but beautiful flowers as well.  She spent many hours canning each fall.  Traveling, playing cards, dancing were other past times that she enjoyed.  She loved to spoil her grandchildren and was a kind and loving mother, grandma and sister who will be dearly missed.

     She is survived by her son, Jimmie Lewis Lahmon of Humansville, MO; daughter, Connie Kay Bergquist of Colorado Springs, CO; 6 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; 14 great great grandchildren; sister, Evelyn Gilbert of New Hampton, IA; many nieces and nephews.

    Preceding her in death are her parents, her husband, Lewis on August 6, 2007; her brothers and sisters, Nina Kiefer, Essie Doughbough, Ted Bray, Donna Cardella, Marvin Bray, Esther French, Marjorie CarCoriele, Berl Bray, Charles Bray, Benny Bray, Hebert Bray and Mildred North. Clarence Gene Bray, her twin sister, Ruby Chavez.

     Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 11:00 a, at the Peace United Church in Long Prairie, MN with Rev. Bob Kutter officiating.  Visitation from 4 – 7 pm on Friday, May 3, 2019 at the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis, MN.

     Interment is at the Gordon Pleasant Hill Cemetery in rural Osakis, MN with honorary bearers by her great great grandchildren.  Active bearers are David Ostrander, Jeremy Johnson, Paul Schaffer, Anthony, Jordon and Gene Kunkel.


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