Ruth M. Erdmann

Godfrey | Tuesday, March 23 2010

Ruth M. Erdmann died Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at the age of 101. She had been a resident of Blu Fountain Manor in Godfrey.

She was born November 27, 1908, in Clareyville, MO to Herman Fredrik and Mary Louise (Bueckmann) Heinbokel. S

he grew up on a farm on Kaskaskia Island, MO, and was graduated from Chester High School and Rubicom Business College, St. Louis. She married Albert G. Erdmann on May 20, 1933. They spent almost their entire life in Alton, IL, where she was a 70-year member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She retired as the bookkeeper for the Alton Board of Education. Ruth played the violin, enjoyed Pinochle, gardening, was an excellent seamstress, artist and a master of hand work . She enjoyed her family and the accomplishments of her children.

She is preceded in death by her husband, parents, and two sisters: Doris Brelig and Hilda Gollon.

She is survived by her son Robert Erdmann (Nancy) of Avon Lake, Ohio, two daughters: Lois Sikorski (Roy) of Scottsdale, AZ, and Carol (Ron) Westbrook of Alton, seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 10:00 a.m., April 8, at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Chester, IL. Memorials may be made to the American Bible Society or Lutheran Hour Ministries.

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