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Ruth E. Dahle

Jan. 22, 1918 - Jan. 25, 2008 MARIETTA -- Ruth Esther Dahle, 90, of Cottonwood died Friday at the Fieldcrest Retirement Facility in Cottonwood. The service will be at 2 p.m. today at St. John's Lutheran Church in Marietta. Burial will be at Augus...

Jan. 22, 1918 - Jan. 25, 2008

MARIETTA -- Ruth Esther Dahle, 90, of Cottonwood died Friday at the Fieldcrest Retirement Facility in Cottonwood.

The service will be at 2 p.m. today at St. John's Lutheran Church in Marietta. Burial will be at Augusta Cemetery of rural Marietta.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service today at the church. Arrangements are by Zahrbock Funeral Chapel in Madison.

She was born Jan. 22, 1918, in Marietta to Floyd and Austa (Ramey) Ennis. She attended school in Marietta and graduated from Marietta High School.

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She married Irvin Dahle on Sept. 9, 1936, in Marietta. She held many jobs, including doing housework and baby-sitting. She was a clerk in a Red Owl store for several years. She also worked at the Ortonville sweet corn canning factory, then candling and grading eggs for Gordon Harstad at the Marietta Creamery. She later worked in grading for Scotty Kuehl at the Madison Egg Plant. In 1962, they built a home in Marietta. In 1969 she became an assistant custodian and bus driver with her husband until retiring in 1980. She was also a mail clerk from 1969 and 1970, and a substitute for Postmaster Duane Kruse of Marietta from 1974 to 1984.

She is survived by her children: Edward (and Joanne) Dahle of Red Lake Falls, Patricia (and Kenneth) Harstad of Lewiston, and Carol (and William) Upton of Granite Falls; 10 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and a sister: Mable Emmerick of Orville, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her husband, sisters and brothers.

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