Ruth Ehlers Birthday


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Posted Online: April 18, 2013, 8:46 am
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Ruth Ehlers, Rock Island, will celebrate her 90th birthday from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 27, at IBEW Hall, 1700 52nd Ave., Moline. Family and friends are invited.
The former Ruth Romine was born on April 30, 1923, in Rock Island. She was married to Raymond Ehlers, Rock Island, on Oct. 20, 1940, in Davenport. He is deceased.
She has one son, Lee Ehlers Sr. and daughter-in-law Donna Ehlers, Moline. Her grandchildren are Tami Brill, Indianapolis; Lee Ehlers Jr., Louisville, Ky.; Lia Woeber, Rock Island; and Matthew Ehlers, Sherrard. She has two stepgrandchildren, Andy Buchholz, Davenport; and Shannon Mortz, Moline. She has six great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and eight stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was employed 22 1/2 years at DeSaulniers, Milan, retiring in 1983. She holds membership at First Presbyterian Church, Milan, also the quilting group and cover girls of the church. She also is a member of Milan Woman's Club, Milan Pythian Sisters No. 254, Order of the Vikings, Clara Lodge 118 and Moline American Legion Auxiliary Post 246.












 



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