People still ask, 'Who is Ruth?'
For quite a while, I have ended my columns with "Hey Ruth, you hang in there!"
I don't intend to stop, but now an explanation is once again in order.
The "Ruth" in question was Ruth Goethel. She was the wife of Arno Goethel, the former executive sports editor of the St. Paul Dispatch and Pioneer Press.
Paul Dennis Lofgren, 48, of Mesa, Ariz, formerly of St. Anthony Village, passed away at home on June 22. Paul was born on April 28, 1966 in Minneapolis, the son of Dennis H. and Ann Rae (Davis) Lofgren.
Sara Ann Groetsch, North St. Paul resident, passed away peacefully on June 7 at St. Joseph Hospital, St Paul. Sara was born Jan. 13, 1939 in St. Peter, Minn., to Byron and Grace Briggs, both whom preceded her to heaven.
Margaret Mathilda (Hanson) Pedersen, age 85, of New Brighton, passed away April 4, surrounded by her three daughters. She will be deeply missed by her daughters, Kristen Pedersen, Lisa Wondra (Christopher), Greta Knoll (Matt); grandchildren, Jasmine, Emma, Ellinora, Karch, Erik; dear friends and many relatives.