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Ruth I. Towslee, 71 of Cloquet, passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014 surrounded by her loving family after a long courageous battle with lung cancer.

She was born in Cloquet on Aug. 15, 1942 to Victor and Stella Berglund.

She was a 1960 graduate of Cloquet High School. Ruth was a member of the Fond du Lac Band and worked for and retired from FDL Human Services.

Ruth's many hobbies included quilting, crocheting, reading, knitting (everyone in her family had socks) and bird watching. She enjoyed family functions and barbequing but most all loved spoiling her grandchildren.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; sister Joyce; and daughter Jolene.

She is survived by her children Bo (Kathy) Peil, Tina Peil (Becki DiStefano) and Nicki Rookey; son-in-law Bruce Weske; sisters Bergie (Jack) Bassett and Marilyn (Scott) Grover; grandchildren Toni (Dave) Petite, Matt (Cristina) Weske, Landen Rookey, and Alex, Tyler, Jordon and Shelby Peil; great-grandchildren Darren and Brady; and numerous nieces and nephews. Her loyal lap buddy, Spot, will always be with her.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Vainio, Dr. Silva, and Dr. Bonin, St. Luke's Oncology Department, Hospice nurse Margy, Cristal and Billie with FDL Health Services for their compassionate and loving care given to Ruth.

VISITATION: 10 a.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014 until the 11 a.m. Funeral Service in Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet. Interment will be held at New Holy Family Cemetery. To leave an online condolence, visit