Ruth Bang, 100Ruth Katherine Bang, of Red Wing, died Tuesday, March 20, at St. Brigid's at Hi-Park on her 100th birthday.
Ruth Katherine Bang, of Red Wing, died Tuesday, March 20, at St. Brigid's at Hi-Park on her 100th birthday.
She was born in 1912, in Featherstone Township, the daughter of Charles and Clara (Kolshorn) Bang. She attended rural school District #20 in Hay Creek and graduated from Red Wing Central High in 1929, and from the Junior College of Red Wing Seminary as well as St. Olaf College. She also attended one year of graduate school at the University of Iowa. She worked for 35 ½ years in the home office of Bankers Life Company, now Principal Financial Group, in Des Moines, Iowa.
After retirement, she returned to Red Wing in February of 1974. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and Chapter P of PEO. She enjoyed traveling, picnics and nature-especially outings looking for wild flowers, eagles and migrating swans and geese.
She is survived by her nephew and nieces, Larry (Carol) Perkins of Red Wing, Rhoda (Marlyn) Rusch of Hollister, Mo., and Carol (Vern) Draheim of Bricelyn and many grand and great-grand nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Myrtle Bang and Vivian Perkins and two infant brothers.
Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Visitation will be for 1 hour prior to the service. A private family burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Memorials preferred to the church.
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