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Ruth E Widdes Finn


Birth: Aug. 2, 1921


Douglas County

Wisconsin, USA

Death: Dec. 11, 2011

Saint Louis Park

Hennepin County

Minnesota, USA


Ruth E Finn, 90, died peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family Dec 11, 2011. She was born in Superior on Aug 2, 1921, the daughter of Harry and Sarah Widdes, and raised in Rice Lake, WI. She graduated from Superior State Teachers College in 1942, and taught school in Dallas, West Bend, Neenah, Menasha and Superior in Wisconsin.


Ruth will be remembered for her beautiful smile, loving nature, keen wit and sense of humor. She loved not only her family, but her friends from Superior and Duluth and the friendships she cultivated upon her move to Knollwood Place. Her love of bridge, canasta, mahjong, trips to the casino and reading were activities that Ruth so enjoyed.


Ruth was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.


She was preceded in death by her husband, William "Bill" Finn; and her parents.


She will be deeply missed by her sons, Michael (Debbie) Finn and Jeffrey (Bonnie)Finn; daughter, Cindy (Douglas) Kanter, all of Minnetonka, MN; grandchildren, Andy and Libby Finn, Jodi Finn, Amy Finn, Steven Finn, Daniel Kanter and Jonathan Kanter; great-grandchildren, Max Finn and David Finn; sister, Harriet Wilstan, Los Angeles, CA; brothers, Skipper (Carole Mae) Widdes, Rice Lake, WI and Jerry Widdes, Delhi, IA; sister-in-law, Minnie Bergman, St Louis park, MN; and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.


Graveside services will be held at the Superior Hebrew Cemetery in Superior.


(Superior Telegram)

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Harry Widdes (1882 - 1976)

Sarah Widdes (1891 - 1971)


William L Finn (1915 - 2005)*

*Calculated relationship


Hebrew Cemetery


Douglas County

Wisconsin, USA









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