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Ruth A. (Johnson) (Carpentier) Davis

October 15, 2012
Estherville Daily News

GRAETTINGER - Mass of Christian Burial for Ruth A. (Carpentier) Davis, 61, of Welcome, Minn., will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Graettinger with Monsignor Michael Sernett as Celebrant. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville with Vigil Service at 7 p.m. Interment will be at St. Jacob's Catholic Cemetery in Graettinger.

She died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at her home in Welcome, Minn.

Ruth A. (Johnson) (Carpentier) Davis, the daughter of Alfred and Alice (Tindall) Johnson, was born March 6, 1951, in Estherville.

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Ruth A. (Johnson) (Carpentier) Davis

She graduated from Terril High School. Later she attended Iowa Lakes Community College, graduating with a nursing degree.

Ruth was employed at Emmetsburg Care Center, Lakeside Lutheran Home, Palo Alto County Hospital and Trimont Health Care Center. She retired in March 2011 due to ill health. She enjoyed cats, gardening, motorcycling, embroidery and traveling.

She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Graettinger.

Ruth is survived by her significant other, Steve Odegaard; children, Brett Carpentier of Graettinger and Duane (Michele) Carpentier of Fort Dodge; six grandchildren, Ashley Haynes, Mitchell Carpentier, Taylor Carpentier, Christopher Haynes, Andrew Carpentier and Isaac Carpentier; sisters, Marilyn Ostheimer of Estherville and Alice Johnson of Graettinger and brothers, Robert (Kathleen) Johnson of Estherville, George (Barb) Johnson of Estherville and Ronald Johnson of Eagle Lake, Minn.

She has been preceded in death by her parents; grandchild, Joshua Carpentier; sister, Frances Mason and brother, Paul Johnson. Online condolences may be sent to



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