Ruth Ann Busch, 92, of Forsyth, MT formerly of East Moline, Illinois passed away quietly after suffering several years from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. She was the last of twelve siblings.
A memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church 1625 Cedar Street in Forsyth, Montana 59327 on February 2, at 11:00 AM.
She was a resident of the RHCC Nursing Home and was in the Hospice program until her death.
Two children were born to moms first marriage, Sally Jo (Ron A) Mans of Forsyth, and Michael R. (Natalia) of Thailand; six grandchildren: Preston J. of Bend, Oregon, Camus C (Taryn) of Jordan Minnesota, twins, Tommy and Traci of Bellingham, WA, Ronnie Mans of Forsyth, Justin Mueller (Lois) of Timnath, CO; two great grandchildren, Island Mans of Billings, Montana, and Bridger Lindbeck of Jordan Minnesota, and numerous cousins and friends.
Mom was very active in sewing, making all our clothes growing up. She decided to go to work after the kids were a little older, her first job being at Moline Body Company as a secretary. She was then hired at the city of East Moline working second shift as a dispatcher before being promoted to confidential secretary to the police chief and detective.
She lived in Muscatine, Iowa for twenty years and was actively involved in the Women of the Moose. She held many degrees of leadership, the last being honored with her cap and gown from the college institute graduation.
Ruth Ann was born in Owatonna, Minnesota moving to the Quad City area as a child. She attended Moline High school before transferring to Andrew High School in Iowa and graduating. She was the only child of 12 children to graduate from high school. She lived in East Moline while raising her family. She moved to Forsyth, MT to be closer to Sally and lived there until her passing. Memorials can be sent to the First Baptist Church of Forsyth.