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Obituary for Ruth B. Snodgrass


Ruth Beverly (Wilhelm) Snodgrass died Feb. 5, 2019, at Caledonia Care and Rehab. She was born on Sept. 19, 1925, to LeRoy and Elfreida (Meyer) Wilhelm. Ruth met her life mate, Robert H. Snodgrass at the Avalon Ballroom, in La Crosse, Wis., while he was stationed at Fort McCoy, Sparta, Wis. He was there training to go to Germany as an infantryman during WWII. They married in 1946 when Bob returned. Ruth and Bob were blessed with five boys in six and a half years. They were extremely loving parents. Luckily they lived on a small farm north of Caledonia, which was a great place for the five boys to grow up. Ruth is survived by three sons, Robert, Edward, and Michael Snodgrass, all of Caledonia; daughter-in-law, Pam Snodgrass, of Caledonia, Minn., and Nancy Burkholder of Merrill, Wis. Ruth was blessed with multiple of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; loving them all dearly. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bob; sons, Steven and James; brother, Paul Wilhlem and his wife, Elaine; sister, Dorothy Olson and her husband, Norman, and her second husband, after Norm’s passing, Herbert Hunzeker; and brother-in-law, Carl Snodgrass. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at Hokah United Methodist Church. David Dunt will officiate. Burial will follow in Union Ridge Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 9 a.m., until the time of service, Saturday, at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial can be designated to the Union Ridge Cemetery or the Hokah United Methodist Church. Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Homes and Crematory, Caledonia Chapel, has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent at www.jandtfredrickson.com.