RUTH ANN KRAMER, age 86 of Wateville died on Monday, December 21, 2020 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Mankato.
Born on June 28, 1934, she was the daughter of Henry and Helen (Ferch) Watzek. She attended school in Waterville prior to her marriage to Arthur Sorgatz in 1952. Together they had two daughters before they divorced. Ruth was united in marriage to Delmar Kramer in March of 1969 and they later divorced.
She worked a number of years for the City of Waterville as a police dispatcher from her home and also volunteered setting up Meals on Wheels deliveries. She had a great sense of humor with an infectious laugh. Ruth also loved baking treats for family and friends, listening to 50s & 60s music, and watching the MN Twins. She was a very proud grandma and great grandma.
Ruth made her home most recently at Traditions in Waterville where she enjoyed the many friendships with residents and staff. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Waterville.
Ruth is survived by two daughters, Nancy (Dave) Pederson of Clarks Grove and Patricia (John) Scholljegerdes of Waterville; three grandchildren, Matthew (Nicki) Warner of Blooming Prairie, Adam (Ashley) Scholljegerdes of Faribault, and Jay Scholljegerdes of Dillon, CO; and five great grandchildren, Ashley Warner, Grant Warner, Spencer Warner, Madison Scholljegerdes, and Wesley Scholljegerdes. Ruth is also survived by one sister, Margaret (Norman) Ahlman of Morristown. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Carol in infancy; second husband, Delmar; and granddaughter, Tricia Scholljegerdes.
Private family services are being held. Burial will be at Sakatah Cemetery in Waterville.