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In Memory of Ruth Holmes


May 1, 1923 - August 7, 2020

Ruth Holmes walked on to the spirit world at Country Terrace Assisted Living where she has resided for the past four years.

Ruth was born on May 1, 1923 to parents, Pete Augustine and Katherine Staples.

Ruth is a survivor of the government era boarding schools. She attended the Hayward Indian School, Hayward, WI and graduated from Flandreau Indian School in South Dakota.

She married Joe Holmes on June 25, 1942. Together they raised twelve children, who blessed them with nineteen grandchildren, thirty-three great-grandchildren, and thirteen great-great grandchildren.

She is preceded in the death by her husband Joe, three sons, John, George, and Mike; two grandsons George and Jake, and her sister Josephine.

She is survived by three daughters, nine sons, two brothers, one sister and all those grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews.

There will be no formal services per her request. Friends and family who wish to pay respects to Ruth may do so at Swedberg- Taylor Funeral Home, Webster on Wednesday August 12, 2020 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.

We encourage everyone to wear masks and practice social distancing.

Private services will take place at a later date.


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