In Memory of Ruth Johnson

Celebration of Life

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday May 22, 2021
O'Connell Family Funeral Home
1010 Newton Street
Baldwin WI, 54002

Ruth Juanita Johnson, age 105, died peacefully on March 29, 2021.  Ruth was born in Fargo, ND.  She spent her school years in Glenwood City, WI, and then worked in Minneapolis, MN, from 1933-1940.  Ruth married Roy Johnson and most of their 69-year marriage was spent on their Erin Prairie Farm, New Richmond, WI.  Ruth has lived in Minneapolis, MN, since 2009. 

Ruth is preceded in death in by her husband, Roy, as well as siblings: Eleanor Eggen, Doris Krueger, Calvin ‘Bud’ Powers, and Arlene Skafish. Ruth is survived by her children, Robert (Arlene) Johnson and Kaylene (John) Hayes, as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

A Celebration of Ruth’s life will be held from 1:00-3:00 P.M, Saturday, May 22, 2021 at O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 1010 Newton Street, Baldwin, WI, 715-684-3434.

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    • Ruth made my wedding dress in white dotted Swiss for $30. We celebrate 50 years this year. Ruth was a kind, sweet woman. She gave me a cookbook as a wedding present. It is still one of my favorites. God rest her soul.

    • What a lovely woman. I have such fond memories of Ruth from my childhood. She cut my hair and gave me perms. She mended clothes for our family. She was a wonderful friend and neighbor to many. I think of her when I make raw fried potatoes. I had them at the Johnson home for the first time and thought they were delicious. Kind, gentle, caring, but firm. Blessings to all of her family.