Mary Ruth Harsha

St. Louis Park, Minnesota

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Hello Harsh Family,

I am thankful that I had the privilege of knowing your mother (and possibile other realtive statuses), Mary Ruth. She was a very strong and courageous woman. I did not meet her during her growing professional and thriving years. I came to know her when she felt less strength. I know without a doubt she loved her family and considered them her reason for living life. I thank you for her...I am proud to have been part of her legacy...

Kathy Johnson,...

I was in a Lake Elmo neighborhood bridge group with Mary Ruth for many years. She was such a dear sweet woman, a perfect hostess who produced the most delectable plates of cheeses and fruits along with unique desserts. e loved looking through her specially made cabinets of dishes and collections which all had stories and histories of their own. her clothing and jewelry were all tailored and perfect for her, including the sporty skirt she wore when she biked and golfed with us at a ladies'...

Dear Harhshas, I was so sad to hear about your mom. I remember her from our Sugnet School carpools and coming over to your house on Berkshire Ct to play with Joan. I still think of your house as "Harshas' house" when I go by there. Much sympathy to you all. Jennifer Linden Gay

We send our deepest sympathy to all of the children and grandchildren. As friends of Jennifer and Stanley, we feel so privileged to read about Mary Ruth's amazing life and will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

I am very sorry about the loss of your Mother. What an interesting life she led, and a wonderful legacy.

Mary Ruth was an extraordinary woman! Her family, friends, and colleagues were privileged to know her. We all will take part of her cultivated intelligence and wide ranging enthusiasm with us always.

Mrs. Harsha was a remarkable woman. In addition to her mothering and grandmothering, she contributed much to her community. I'm glad to have known her. I know you will miss her greatly. Much sympathy and love, Lucy

To all the Harshas. I am sooooo sorry and so bereft. I haven't talked to Mary Ruth in ages, but I think of her often. She was/is one of the most special people I have ever known. Like everyone else, I took her brilliance for granted and was completely caught up by her generosity and energy. I have never known anyone else so curious and willing to try ANYTHING. Of my MANY favorite expeditions with her, the one I will never stop laughing about was when she decided we should go to some art...

We were sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. We know she will be missed.


Mary's Obituaries

Mary Ruth Harsha, a highly regarded 3M lawyer, dedicated mother of six, caring community volunteer, activist, educator and reader, died Tuesday, April 30, 2013.

Mary Ruth's energy, sharp intellect, infectious enthusiasm and determination led to enormous achievements despite significant...

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