Ruth Bergh Olson
HOUGHTON, MI. – Ruth Bergh Olson, 88, a native of Houghton, MI and long-time resident of West St. Paul, MN, died of a stroke on 3/5/2014.
Born 6/19/1925, the daughter of Ebba and Victor Bergh, she was a strong and compassionate woman, who lived her life caring for others her family, her friends, and as a nurse.
Ruth graduated from Houghton HS and Augustana Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago. She married Theodore H. Olson on 9/22/1949. Together, they lived in Michigan and Minnesota and had 5 children. She guided the family in their academics, music, and sports always being there to nurture and support. She continued her nursing career at United Hospital in St. Paul. Ruth was a member of Augustana Lutheran Church for over 50 years, giving of her time and talents in many ways.
Ruth was preceded in death by her husband Ted, who passed away in September 2013, and by her brother Newman.
She is survived by her brothers Earl Bergh and Jack Bergh; 2 sons, Paul (Kelly) and Peter (Mary); 3 daughters, Kris Johnson (Rob), Kathy Andrews (Jim) and Jan Estep (Dave); 14 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson.
Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 15 at Augustana Lutheran Church, 1400 S Robert St, W St. Paul. Family will greet friends one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Augustana Lutheran Church or St. Olaf College.