MONTICELLO -- Ruth Marie Osell, age 83, of Monticello, passed away on Tuesday evening, Oct. 5, 2004, at the Monticello-Big Lake Nursing Home of Monticello. Memorial services will be Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church of Monticello. The Rev. Bruce Miller will officiate. Private interment will be at Riverside Cemetery of Monticello. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral at the church on Saturday. Funeral arrangements are with the Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel of Monticello.
Ruth was born on Oct. 6, 1920, in Brainerd, Minn., to Edward and Louise (Kroeger) Engel. Ruth grew up in the Brainerd area and was united in marriage to Harry Osell on April 18, 1953, in Brainerd. Ruth served as a nurse in the United States Army. She also was a registered nurse at the Hart Hospital of Monticello and later at the Monticello-Big Lake Hospital for several years.
She is survived by a daughter, Karen, of Anoka; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harry; and sister, Dorothy Barsness.
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