Ruth Alice Maunu, 94 of Cloquet passed away on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 in Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton. She was born July 29, 1926 in Cloquet to Henry and Martha (Rosenberg) Suominen. Ruth graduated from Cloquet High School in 1944. She married Roy Maunu on October 16, 1944.
Ruth was active in the Esko Fair and other Esko activities when her children were in school. She enjoyed being outdoors and spending time at their river property on Swan River near Grand Rapids. She also enjoyed reading, having coffee, being a good friend, and gardening.
Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Roy; sisters, Lila Maunu and Elsie Soukkala; and son-in-law, Vince Vedder.
She is survived by one son, Bill (Diane) Maunu of Esko; two daughters, Julie Vedder of Duluth and Kathleen (Lynn) Holznagel of Cloquet; 4 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and one great great granddaughter.
The family would like to thank the staff at Inter-Faith Care Center and St. Croix Hospice for their excellent care of Ruth.
Private family graveside services will be held in Apostolic Lutheran Cemetery in Esko. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cloquet Public Library. Arrangements entrusted to Atkins Northland Funeral Home, Cloquet. To sign the guest book and offer an online tribute, see www.atkinsnorthlandfuneralhome.com