Friday, September 01, 2000

Obituary: Ruth W. (Rogers) Holland

FALL RIVER/MADISON [Wisconsin]- Ruth W. Holland, age 100, passed away on August 31, 2000, at Columbus Hospital. She was born on February 17, 1900, in Albion, Wisconsin, the daughter of Fred H. and Eddith May Rogers. Ruth graduated from Central High School in Madison. In 1938 Ruth married Daniel Holland; he preceded her in death in 1940. Ruth worked as a professional secretary for the Wisconsin Conference of the Seventh Day Adventist Church for 35 years. She was a member of Madison Seventh Day Adventist Church and the Loyal Order of Moose. She was also a member of the Traveling Drill Team. In the early 1920s Ruth won a car for being the most popular girl in Madison. Ruth was the oldest of seven children. She is survived by three sisters, Adeline Hanson of Fall River, Margaret Peterson of Waunakee, and Betty Wake of Yuma, Arizona; and a dear friend, Ginny (Darry) Campbell of Fall River. She is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1940; a sister, Thelma Baltzer; and brothers, Ralph and Williams Rogers. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 5, 2000, at 11:00 a.m. at MADISON SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH, 910 Femrite Drive, with the Rev. Raymond Plummer presiding. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park. Friends may call on Monday, September 4, 2000, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, and also on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the services at the church. Memorials may be made to Madison Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on September 1, 2000; submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968)

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