Ruth Esther Charlson

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July 5, 1922 ~ August 20, 2013

Ruth Charlson, 91, died peacefully Aug. 20, 2013 at home. She was born in Mist, OR to John and Anna Ek.
Ruth married Al Charlson on June 15, 1947. They were married for 66 years and were lifelong members of the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church.
Ruth is survived by her husband, Al, of Battle Ground, WA; daughters, Sonja (Butch) Korpela, of Brush Prairie, WA, Nancy (Dick) Sarkkinen, of Sheridan, WY, Kay (Jack) Lee and Debbie (Ken) Hendrickson, both of Battle Ground, WA; sons, Daniel (Ruth), Mike (Mary Jo), David (Cindy), all of Battle Ground, WA, and Randy (Joanna) of Minneapolis, MN; sisters, Gertrude Levanen, Elizabeth Lindberg, and Louise Homola, all of Battle Ground, WA; brother, Walter with Alice Ek, of Battle Ground, WA; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many Christian friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Ellen Paso, Anne Hendrickson, and Rachael Kaarto; and brother, Leonard Ek.
Funeral services will be held Sat., Aug. 24, 2013, at Old Apostolic Lutheran Church, 16603 NE 142nd Ave., Brush Prairie, WA, at 11:00 a.m.. Also a viewing will be held Fri., Aug. 23, 2013, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the church.
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Layne's Battle Ground Funeral Home
16 NE Clark Ave.
Battle Ground, WA 98604
(360) 687-3143
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Published in The Columbian on Aug. 23, 2013