Ruby M. Peterson

Resided in Wells, Michigan
Died March 7th, 2019

Ruby M. Peterson, 97, of Wells, passed away Thursday morning, March 7th at Christian Park Center.

She was born on July 27, 1921 in Nahma, daughter of Herman and Daisy (Boursaw) Bramer.  Ruby was raised in Nahma and graduated from F.W. Good High School.  She attended Loyola University to earn her degree in nursing.

On October 13, 1945, Ruby married Edwin Peterson in Nahma.  He preceded her in death on June 4, 2013.

Ruby worked as a registered nurse at the old St. Francis Hospital.  She later went to work for Dr. Ryde and retired from Dr. McInerney’s office in 1986.

She enjoyed fishing, going to camp, and taking rides with her son in law.  Ruby could always be found volunteering in her community as much as she could and often would feed and visit with residents at the nursing home.

Ruby was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary since 1969 and the American Legion Auxiliary since 1986.

She is survived by her three children, Christine (Cliff) Coppock and Timothy “Mark” Peterson both of Wells and Michael (Mary) Peterson of Ellsworth, MI; grandchildren, Tina (Jeff) Heiden, Tim (Kerri) Coppock, Nikki (Jon) Creten, Tracey (Frank) Sliva, Jeremy (Peggy) Peterson, Angela (Rob) Reeves, Melissa (Travis) Marti, Phillip (Jessica) Peterson, Elizabeth (Nate) Derks and Nathan (Riley) Peterson; 23 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Edwin, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Llewellyn (Melba) Bramer, Roland (Frances) Bramer and Kelvin Bramer; and sisters, Marvel Bramer, Beaulah (Tom) Elegeert and Violet (Henry) Sargent.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, March 13th from 1 – 3:30 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home, 302 S. 13th St., Escanaba.  The Eagles Auxiliary will have a memorial service at 2 p.m.  The Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 4 p.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Wells with Rev. Rick Courier officiating.  A meal will follow in the church hall.

Burial will be in Gardens of Rest Cemetery in Wells.

Memorials may be directed to the Community Action Agency Adult Day Services Memory Care.

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