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Ruth Gedvick

September 11, 2012
The Daily News

FELCH - Ruth Ann Gedvick, 70, of Felch, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.

She was born Aug. 20, 1942, in Alpena, Mich., daughter of the late Russell and Olive (Sutton) Socia. Ruth married Hollis Gedvick on Aug. 27, 1960, on Drummond Island. She has lived in the area since 1961, and earned her G.E.D. from Felch High School.

Ruth worked as a meat processor at the Felch Co-op for some years before becoming employed at the Steinbrecher Potato Farm. She was an excellent cook and worked preparing food at Solberg's Bar in Felch, Oak Crest Golf Club in Norway and the Svecia Club in Spread Eagle.

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Ruth was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Metropolitan. She enjoyed cooking and baking and was well-known for her homemade pasties.

Ruth thoroughly enjoyed socializing and spending time with family and friends. She was a very giving person and was always there for her family. Ruth also enjoyed sewing, hunting and fishing.

Ruth is survived by her husband of 52 years, Hollis; three children, Bob (Patty) Gedvick of Vulcan, Brenda (Brad) Sheldon of Felch and Sheila Gedvick (Tom Strazzinski) of Iron Mountain; four grandchildren, Paul and Stacey Sheldon and Travis and Michael Gedvick; her twin sister, Verna (Murray) Fountain and sisters, Donna (Pete) Bailey and Blanche Kott; a brother, Robert Socia (Jan); a brother-in-law, Robert Tomlinson; sisters-in-law, Sally Socia, Judy (Louis) Orler and Kay Conery; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Tomlinson; a brother, Lewis Socia; a sister-in-law, Mary Ruth Barrow; and brothers-in-law, Ed Kott, Rodney Gedvick, Jack Barrow and Mike Conery.

Visitation will be Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Metropolitan.

A memorial service will follow Thursday at 1 p.m. at the church. Rev. Joel Smeby will officiate. Burial will be in the Felch Cemetery.

Condolences to the family of Ruth A. Gedvick can be expressed online at

The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain with the arrangements.



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