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Ruth J Nichols

February 21, 1919 — June 2, 2013

Ruth J. Nichols February 21, 1919 - June 2, 2013

Ruth J. (Mrs. Robert) Nichols, age 94 of Faribault, died Sunday, June 2, 2013 at the Pleasant Manor Nursing Home in Faribault following a short illness.

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at the Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church in Faribault, with the Rev. Dennis Tamke, Pastor officiating. Interment will be held at the Maple Lawn Cemetery, Faribault.

Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday, July 6th, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

The family prefers that memorials be directed to the Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church or to the Order of the Eastern Star in memory of Ruth.

Arrangements are being completed by the Parker Kohl Funeral Home & Crematory of Faribault.

Ruth Jeannette Fowler, the daughter of Harry and Laura (Reimann) Fowler, was born on February 21, 1919 in Faribault. Ruth attended Faribault High School and graduated with the class of 1937. After high school Ruth earned her degree as a Registered Nurse from St. Lucas Evangelical Deaconess Hospital. During World War II Ruth moved to Alameda, CA and was a nurse at the Naval Air Force Base and she also moved there to be closer to her future husband. On February 6, 1943 she was united in marriage to Robert "Bob" Nichols in Alameda, CA. After Bob''s service time was completed they moved back to Faribault and Ruth began working at the Owatonna Hospital. Later Ruth worked as a private duty nurse in Rochester, MN, St. Lucas Hospital and retired from District One Hospital after a long career. Bob preceded her in death on Nov. 22, 1998. Ruth was a dedicated and active member at Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church in Faribault. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, the American Legion Auxiliary, the District One Hospital Auxiliary and was a charter member of the Women''s Golf League in Faribault and loved to play golf! Ruth was also an American Mother to three Rotary Exchange Students, Satsuki, Jane and Carina and still had communications with them


She is survived by her two children, Gary (Ilene) Nichols of Wayne, NE and Jeanette (Daniel) Wells of Eagan, MN; by five grandchildren, Deanna (Harold) Kleinsmith, Tara (Dean) Schwartz, Ryan Nichols, Margaret "Maggie" Wells and Maura Wells; by eight great grandchildren, Elyjay, Selma, Zebidyah, Tobyaz and Gidyon Kleinsmith and Reece, Xavier and Koral Schwartz and by nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one sister, Rachel Deming and two brothers, Harry and Ben Fowler.

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