Ruth Modeena Saari

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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While I cannot attend the memorial service, my thoughts will be with Ruth's family and friends. My parents, Walter and Dorothy Breckenridge, certainly admired her as well. She was an amazing woman and will be sorely missed.

There are very few people who leave a real impact on your life, and Ruth was one of mine as our intrepid Girl Scout leader from Brownies through Junior High. So many formative experiences and memories! Thank you, Christie, for sharing your wonderful mom with us. I'm so glad I got to chat with her at the Edina Library not too long ago. She was a woman to be cherished.

I and we will all miss Ruth very much: a mentor, volunteer, friend, and a chief instigator to the Minnesota Division I.W.L.A. She was a lovely woman, who lived her life fully and honorably, inspiring us all to be and do better.

I met Ruth for the first time last May. I joined her Chapter of the IWLA in September and enjoyed getting to know her. I was with her the day of her fall and had a couple visits with her in the hospital. Even in that most difficult of circumstances, she was kind and gracious. Brave. I will miss her.

Ruth was a friend to my mom, Norma Theisen
and they did lots of things together in the
Izaak Walton League. Our family admired her
for her dedication to conservation goals. She
was a very nice woman with a warm heart too.
Sincerest sympathy from the Jim Bias family.

I would like to send my sympathies to Ruth's family. She and my mom, Lavon Benson, were good friends and were in the Izaak Walton League together. They enjoyed talking politics together too! They are probably enjoying a discussion right now!

My late husband, Robert Strauss and I had the pleasure of serving together with Ruth at many levels of the Izaak Walton League. She was always well spoken, knowledgable, and much respected for all she knew and all she did. I cannot think of my years in the Izaak Walton League without thinking of Ruth. She was a pleasure to have known and will be greatly missed. I extend my sincere condolences.
Marcy Strauss


Ruth's Obituary

Ruth Saari passed away in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The obituary was featured in Star Tribune on November 6, 2011.