The October meeting was held in remembrance of Ruth Elin Swanson Mertes who passed away on October 15, 2014. RUTH ELIN MERTES MUNSTER, IN Ruth Elin Mertes, age 98, of Munster, IN passed away Wednesday, October 15, 2014. She is survived by one loving daughter, Lynda Ann (Herbert W. III) Smith and one loving son, Mark (Sue) Mertes; loving grandchildren: Lynnea (Jason) Sinwelski, Annalisa (Dan) Blue, H. Winfield (Rachel) Smith IV, and Shelley (Jason) Sontag; loving great grandchildren: Clayton, Jaylyn, Ashlyn and Brooklyn Sinwelski; Kenneth, Abigail, and Zoey Blue, and Arya Sontag; and one loving sister, Doris Park of MN. Ruth was preceded in death by her loving husband Kenneth Peter. The family will hold a celebration of her life at a later date in November. A special thank you to her caretaker angels: Angie, LuAnn and Sherry. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to NORDIKIDS in her loving memory. -
|The draping of the charter, October 20, in remembrance of Sister Ruth Mertes|
Also, at the October meeting, Jim Nelson presented "Scandinavian Immigration to Indiana" to our lodge members. Jim was born in Rensselaer, In., and recently moved to Chesterton, IN from Indianapolis. We hope that he and his wife, Irene, will join us in many future lodge events!