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Ruth Anna Peters

date of birth March 31 1931

date of death May 19 2020

Ruth A. Peters, child of God and daughter of Frederick and Eleanora (Kendall) Bieber answered affirmatively the call of her savior and so left this earth. Her days numbered 89 years as of May 19, 2020, marked her death.

Ruth was born March 31, 1931, in Strasbourg, Saskatchewan, Canada into a family of Germanic immigrants and as one of 8 children. She was a sharp, curious student, a fast runner, loved math, helped with the thrashing gang, and liked to ice skate and curl. Ruth attended nursing school at Regina General Hospital. She had four roommates who became lifelong friends, and all moved to Vancouver, British Columbia to work after graduation.

Ruth met Fred Peters, a seminary intern, in Regina. They married June 6, 1955, after Fred graduated from seminary. During their marriage, she made a home, raised 4 children, worked as an RN, encouraged many with her birding and gardening knowledge, and showed hospitality to all--the Peters home had many visitors. Homesites included Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada; Malcolm, Iowa; Spirit Lake, Iowa; Braunschweig, Germany; Sioux City, Iowa; Brooklyn Center, Minnesota; Northfield, Minnesota; and Salem, Oregon. She made gardens in each place, knit for many, baked, and shared. Her doughnuts were a wonderful thing, and her kapusta was famous. She was a devoted friend, staying in touch across miles and time.

Ruth leaves behind four sisters: Edith, Elaine, Doris, and Leona. She leaves to mourn her passing her husband of nearly 65 years, Fred Peters, along with her children: Patti Peters, Dave Peters (Jodie Petersen), Barb Peters (Dan Thompson), and Nancy Blazek (Tom Blazek). Beloved grandchildren are Becky and Aaron; Luke and Isak, along with their father Bob Walker; Katie, Maggie, and Josh. She is preceded in death by her parents, sisters Margaret and Katie, and brother Fred.

Services will be planned at a later date.

Memorials may be sent to:

Willamette Lutheran Retirement Community, Keizer, OR

Faith Lutheran Church, Keizer, OR

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Salem, OR

Our deepest thanks for support go to Williamette Valley Hospice.

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Candle lit by Staff at Autumn Funerals, Cremation & Burial Our sincere condolences.

Candle lit by Carol and steve Blessings to an incredible family. So enriched by this woman.

Candle lit by Lyne McCauley My sincere condolences to you Nancy and your family! Your mother was a wonderful person! Many hugs! Lyne McCauley

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Candle lit by Lois Everett will miss you Aunt Ruth but know you are rejoicing in heaven with Jesus and my parents. Blessings and comfort of Jesus to you Uncle Fred and all the cousins in this difficult time. Love Lois niece

Candle lit by Anne and Roger Fitton and family Ruth will be welcomed in Heaven and loved by many there. It was a honor to know her and our hearts are all sad. We know she will watch over all of us .

Candle lit by Becky Love you, Oma.

Candle lit by Katie