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Ruth I. Dickey

Ruth Ione Annett/Dickey (nee Astrum), 90, of Pequot Lakes, went to be with Our Lord on March 27, 2013.

She was born May 8, 1922, was the oldest of 10 children and grew up in Walker, Minn.

Preceded in death by parents, Carl and Hannah Irene (nee Bengtson) Astrum; husband, Howard; sisters, Alice Jean and Helen LaRow (Armand); brothers, Jack and Richard; son, Mike Dickey; and grandsons, Matthew Dickey and Brian Fitzgerald.

Survived by children, Judy Skinner, James Annett, Beth Fitzgerald and Melissa Boonstra; sisters, Dorothy Forrest, Gladys Vredenburg, Karen Astrum and Anna Marie Landsteiner (Vince); brother, Dale; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Ruth was known in the area as “The Raspberry Lady” and has lived in Jenkins since 1990, having been a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church for most of that time.

Services were at 11 a.m. Monday, April 1, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Pequot Lakes, with Pastor Donna Olsen officiating. Visitation was one hour prior to services at the church. Arrangements were with Kline Funeral Home, Pequot Lakes.