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RUTH K. ANDRESEN, 87 ROCKFORD - Ruth K. Andresen, 87, of Rockford, formerly of DeKalb, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009, in Alden Alma Nelson Manor in Rockford. Born Nov. 10, 1922, in Evanston, the daughter of Syvert and Rachel (Johannson) Erickson. Married Theodore P. Andresen on Oct. 27, 1945, in Winnetka. Ruth was a homemaker, and member of the First Evangelical Free Church in Rockford. She loved to cook, her flower garden and her African violets. Former member of Bethany Baptist Church in DeKalb, where she served as social chairwoman and Sunday school secretary. She was also a Sunday school teacher and member of the choir. Survived by husband, Ted of Rockford; daughter, Vicki (Chuck) Jones of Rockford; son, Jerry (Maudie) Andresen of Malta; seven grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by son, Fred Andresen; and brother, David Erickson. Service at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 16, in Anderson Funeral Home, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115, with Carl McNair of First Evangelical Free Church in Rockford officiating. Visitation from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ruth K. Andresen Memorial Fund in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, DeKalb, IL 60115. For information, please call 815-756-1022.

Published in Rockford Register Star from Nov. 13 to Nov. 19, 2009
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