Ruth I. Passi

August 8, 1920 ~ February 17, 2021 (age 100)


Ruth Ingrid Passi, 100, a life-long resident of Clementson, MN, died February 17, 2021, at her home at Clementson, MN.

Ruth Johnson was born August 8, 1920, in Spooner (east Baudette) to Gust and Mina Johnson. She attended school at Eidem, Border and Indus schools.

In early 1950’s she met Joseph T. Passi and they were married on February 11, 1953 in Duluth, MN. J.T. passed away on October 4, 1998.

They spent years farming, raising chickens, had milk cows and beef cattle and a big garden. Ruth did a lot of canning and freezing of fruits and vegetables. Ruth was a good cook and loved to do embroidery work, and making and weaving rugs in her spare time.

In 1980 she went to work for R.J. Tackle at the old Border school making fishing lures for seven years and at home for 11 years, finally retiring in November of 1998.

Ruth is survived by a son David of Clementson and two nephews Mike (Becky) Carlsberg of Mankato, MN and Dwayne (Louise) Carlberg of Baudette, MN and a niece Marilyn (Lyman) Hughes of Duluth, MN; plus other relatives here and in Norway. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, and three nephews and cousins here and in Norway.

Private Graveside will be held.

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