Wife, Mother, Sister, Caregiver, Best Friend Dec 22, 1953 - Nov 12, 2012 Passed away at home after a 15 month struggle with cancer. To all who knew Ruth, she didn't go without an extraordinary fight. Preceded in death by parents Arthur and Ruth Adelle Zimmerman. Survived by Mark, loving husband of 38 years, sons James (Anne) and Steven, sister Susan, special friend Bailey, brothers-in-law Jack (Mariam), James (Tina) and Edward. Ruth moved to MN in 1977 from Denville, NJ. Ruth was a nurse for 38 yrs. Her boys were the light of her life. She spent her free time at her trailer on Bone Lake, WI. It was her personal refuge. Looking for Eagles and taking care of her wild birds was her favorite pastime. Our little world will be a lesser place without her but still lighted brightly by our many fond and funny memories of Ruth. Last but not least, Ruth now you can investigate Area 51 from the other side. Celebration of Life Gathering on Saturday November 17th from 3-6PM at the Oneka Room Hugo City Hall, 14669 Fitzgerald Ave. No., Hugo.