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Ruth Susan Martin

Female 1934 - 2011  (77 years)


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  • Name Ruth Susan Martin 
    Born 8 Mar 1934  Richard, Calhoun, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 21 Oct 2011  Bloomington, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Obituary 23 Oct 2011  Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Star Tribune 

    • Krantz, Ruth Susan
      (Martin, Kehne, Pikal) Ruth was born 3/8/1934 to James and Anna (Penner) Martin in Richards, Iowa. She walked since childhood with her Lord until her death in Bloomington on 10/21/2011 at age 77. Ruth was eight when her mother died and the children were scattered. Ruth was adopted by the William Kehne family of St. Paul. She became a Registered Nurse in the program of Mounds Midway Hospital and Hamline College in 1952. She married William J. "Bill" Pikal, Jr. in 1960 and with him raised four children. She searched for, found and reunited her siblings. After the death of Bill, Ruth married Gordon Krantz in 1995, and he brought four additional adult children to Ruth's family. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, an infant sister Mary Ann Martin, brothers Alvin Martin and Floyd Martin and grandson Lovell Pikal. She is survived by her husband, Gordon Krantz; children, David (Terry) Pikal, Steven (Cheryl) Pikal, Thomas (Nancy) Pikal, Susan Pikal (Gary) Simpson, Eileen Krantz (Rick) Parfrey, Douglas (Patricia) Krantz, Donald (Patricia) Krantz and Kathleen (Tom) KrantzVictor, and by siblings, Lillian Snider, Arlene Swanson, Iva (Raymond) Nelson, Mary (Byron) Harrison, Miriam (Bryan) Anderson, Benjamin (Flora) Watson, Allen (Kathryn) Lindholm and Glenn (Phyllis) Martin. In addition are 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Ruth's interests were her Savior, her family and people. After retirement she traveled widely. Her favorite trip was as a volunteer on an archaeological dig in the debris of the Temple destruction in Jerusalem. She was a faithful member of her churches over the years. Ruth was noted for her smile. Service Monday 11:00 AM, Hope Church, 7132 Portland Av S, Richfield, www.hope-pc.org, visitation one hour prior. Burial in Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred to Hope Church of Richfield, Wycliffe Bible Translators or New Tribes Missions. www.albinchapel.com Albin Chapel 952-914-9410
      Star Tribune: Newspaper of the Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN) - Sunday, October 23, 2011
    Buried 24 Oct 2011  Fort Snelling Nat'l Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I10718  Brendas Branches
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2015 

    Father Rev. James Allen Martin,   b. 14 Apr 1900, Hazleton, Gibson, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1960, Bloss, Rockcastle, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Anna Penner,   b. 6 Jan 1903, Butterfield, Watonwan, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1942, , Stearns, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Married 2 Oct 1925  , Cottonwood, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F3758  Group Sheet

    Family 1 William John Pikal, Jr.,   b. 16 May 1931, St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1993, , Hennepin, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 10 Sep 1960  , Ramsey, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F3759  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Gordon Krantz 
    Married 1995 
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F3768  Group Sheet