Obituary for Ruth E. Mahlum

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Ruth E. Mahlum, 97, of Onalaska passed away Thursday, October 25, 2018 at Onalaska Care Center. She was born on October 4, 1921 to Fred and Emma (Worthman) Koss. On October 4, 1941 Ruth married Sylvan Mahlum and he preceded her in death on August 13, 2007.
Ruth is survived by her son, Sherman (special friend, Shirley Stuart) Mahlum of Onalaska; a granddaughter, Reannen (Patrick) Maloney; two great grandsons, Landon and Lincoln; a sister-in-law, Marcella Koss; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Dorothy Swanson, Irene Remus, and Marie Holthaus; four brothers, Howard, Robert, Bill, and Wendel Koss; two brothers-in-law, Floyd Mahlum and Burton Mahlum; and two sisters-in-law, Deloris Koss and Katherine Knutson.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at First Lutheran Church, Onalaska. Pastor Jason Stanton will officiate and burial will be in Onalaska Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.
The Dickinson Family Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.
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