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Ruthann Jilderda

March 9, 1944 November 20, 2008
Ruthann Jilderda
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Worthington, Minnesota
     Ruthann Jilderda, 64, was born on March 9, 1944, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Andrew and Ruth (Zylstra) VanderWall.  She enjoyed baking, scrabble, comics, traveling, music, movies, socializing, playing piano, and singing in the choir.  Ruthann never forgot a birthday or anniversary.  Most of all, she enjoyed being a grandma.  She will be remembered for her easy laugh and fun spirit.  Ruthann died on Thursday, November 20, 2008, at her residence in Worthington, MN.
     Ruthann is survived by four children, Dawn (James) Story, of Byhalia, Mississippi, Debbie (Brian) Lenhart, of Hartley, Iowa, Christine (Michael) Hammer, of Olive Branch, Mississippi, and Jason Brooks, of Buckeye, Arizona; five grandchildren; one brother, David (Debbie) VanderWall, of Phoenix, Arizona, and one sister, Janet (Vern) Roelofs, of Grand Rapids, Michigan.  She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Daniel VanderWall.
     Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, November 25, 2008, at 3:00 p.m., at the Christian Reformed Church in Worthington, MN, with Rev. LeRoy Christoffels officiating.  Burial of her cremains will be held at a later date next to her parents in Arizona.
Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.


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