In Memory of Nora Kathleen Ruud

December 30, 1932 - July 15, 2017

December 30, 1932  -  July 15, 2017

Nora Kathleen Ruud (nee Wetherell) died early morning of July 15, 2017 at her home.  

Nora was born December 30, 1932 to Seth and Alma (Laue) Wetherell in Shumway, Illinois.  Nora entered pre-nursing school at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa and then transferred to Lutheran Deaconess School of Nursing in Chicago, Illinois, and in 1955 passed her State Boards as a Registered Nurse.  She married Roy Marshal Ruud on June 11, 1955 and honeymooned on a lake near Winter, Wisconsin where she fell in love with the northwoods and lakes.  As an RN for 35 years, she worked various wards at Lutheran General Hospital, in Park Ridge, Illinois.  Nora found her most reward in maternity and orthopedics. 

For 50 summers she kept afloat her small family resort.  Nora worked tirelessly, whether farm chores as a girl, night shifts in the hospital, or summer-time when she poured sweat-equity into the cabins.  Gathering blueberries, sharing the woods and lake with loons, whippoorwills, chickadees, nuthatches, and all the people she loved, Nora will be greatly missed here on God’s earth.

Nora is survived by daughter Kathleen Siegrist; two sons, Eric (Kimberly) Ruud, and Kurt Ruud; a granddaughter, Ashley Ruud; two grandsons, Sean (Dana) Lowery and Brett Lowery; and new great-granddaughter, Brielle Lowery.  Five sisters: Lois Jean Lynch, Thelma Sasse, Coralie (Owen) Guthrie, Ruth (Roger) Swanson and Joan (Gene) Beatty as well as many loving nieces and nephews.

Nora was preceded in death by husband Roy, grandson Seth, parents Alma and Seth, and two brothers, Elwyn and Delano “Bud”.

Nora belonged and dedicated much time to Trinity Lutheran Church in Spooner, WI where on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at 11am, Pastor Russ Leeper will officiate a Memorial service.  Thank you to Spooner Health Home Care, Regional Hospice Service, Spooner Funeral Home, and Trinity Lutheran Church. 

Last Update: Dec 16, 2018 5:42 pm CST

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