Ruth Zeile


MAY 14, 2013

Ruth Virginia Clemetson Zeile passed away peacefully on May 14, 2013. She was blessed with a long loving and loved life.

She was born Dec. 23, 1920 in Duluth Minnesota to Emma and Lawrence Clemetson. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BS and RN degree. Her love was public health and she took off from there to be the public health nurse in the area surrounding Palmer, Alaska. It was there she met and married Pastor Walter Zeile. She continued her nursing while raising a family and actively supporting Walter's church work. They made their home in Davison, MI, Basking Ridge N.J. and in Fort Myers, FL.

She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother - always there when needed.

She leaves her children, Mary and husband Robert Dill, William and Patty Zeile, Tom and Sharon Zeile. Her grandchildren all adored her, Jennifer, Andrew, Emily Dill, Katie, James, Rachel, Josh Zeile, Thomas, Tyler Zeile and Zack, Sam, Nate and Alex Krevor. She got to meet her great-grandchildren Evelyn Peden and Harlan Zeile. She lost her beloved husband, Walter last year and her wonderful daughter Jane in 2007.

We are thankful for her life with us.

A Memorial Service will be celebrated on Saturday, May 18, 2013 beginning at 2:00 P.M. at the Zion Lutheran Church. Donations in her memory may be given to Zion Lutheran Church, 7401 Winkler Rd, Ft Myers, FL, 33919.


Published in The News-Press on May 17, 2013