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Ashley, ND-Funeral service for Ruth M. Walker, 98, of Ashley will be 11:00 am, Monday, May 13, 2019 at Zion Lutheran Church in Ashley. Rev. Alvin Beyer will officiate.

Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery.

There will be visitation for one hour prior to the service at the church.

Ruth died May 9, 2019 at Ashley Nursing Home.

Ruth was born July 9, 1920 on the family homestead eight miles south of Fredonia, ND to Jacob O. and Justina (Pietz) Meidinger. This is where she grew up and attended country school.

She was united in marriage to Adam Walker on August 7, 1942 in the Walker family home in Ashley. Ruth worked at Nies Meat Market for five years in Ashley, later purchasing the market. She and Adam owned and operated the Dew Drop Inn Restaurant for a few years. She worked for Dr. Maercklein, assisting with maternity cases. She became a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) through correspondence courses. She was employed at McIntosh County Memorial Hospital in Ashley (Ashley Medical Center) for 23 years and helped deliver more than 500 babies. Ruth retired from the hospital but kept busy by working at The Bread Box Café and Scott’s Restaurant in Ashley and as a home care nurse. In the early 1980’s, Ruth retired and was able to start slowing down and spending more time with her husband. Adam died August 13, 1988.

Ruth enjoyed crocheting and collecting any item she thought was a collector’s item. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church.

Grateful for having shared Ruth’s life is her son, Dean (Juliann) Walker of Ashley, grandson, Kirk (LaVonne) Walker, great-granddaughter, Tia (Aaron) Roehrich and great-great-grandchildren, Tanner, Alyssa and Trayke Roehrich and great-grandson, Derek Walker; granddaughter, Sherrie (Tony) Buda and great-grandson, Adam Houle. Also surviving Ruth is her daughter, Barbara Walz of Ashley, grandson, Steve (Kathy) Walz, great-grandson, Michael (Celeste) Walz and great-great-grandchildren, Cash and Kate Walz; granddaughter, Kim (Tim) Schlenker and great-grandchildren, Matthew Schlenker and Erin (Aaron) Koenig.

Preceding Ruth in death were her parents, husband, daughter, Jennifer and 17 brothers and sisters.

Honorary Casketbearers will be Ruth’s Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren, Great-Great-Grandchildren, Nieces and Nephews.

Casketbearers will be Rodney Meidinger, Kirk Walker, Adam Houle, Derek Walker, Tony Buda and Tim Schlenker.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to Ashley Medical Center.

Carlsen Funeral Home of Ashley has been entrusted with arrangements.