Ruth Abbott


Ruth Abbott, 82, Two Harbors, died Friday, April 29, 2022 at Waterview Shores.

Ruth was born May 26, 1939 to Melvin and Margaret (Pearthree) Sather in Duluth, where she grew up and graduated from Proctor High School. She was married to Gerald Abbott on May 17, 1957 and they have made their home in Two Harbors since 1960. Ruth was a cook at various local restaurants, retiring from Louise’s Place.

Ruth was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church for over 60 years, where she taught Tuesday school in the 1960’s. She enjoyed watercolor-painting and her friends in the Brushwackers Art Club. Her greatest joy was time spent with her family and time at the family cabin.

Ruth was preceded in death by her son, Robert

She is survived by her husband, Gerald; a daughter, Kathy Dover; a grandson, John (Katie) Dover; great-grandsons, Sam and Lane; sisters, Betylu, Sandy and Susan; sister-in-law, Maxine; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from Noon until the 1 PM Funeral Service on Friday, May 6, 2022 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Two Harbors. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery. To share your memories or condolences online please visit

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