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Ruth M. Argus

April 23, 1945 — September 18, 2018

Ruth M. Argus, age 73, of Dubuque, IA, passed away on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque. She was born on April 23, 1945 in Cambria, WI, the daughter of Joseph and Loretta (Leeser) Argus. Ruth attended the St. Andrew grade school in Tennyson, graduated from Potosi High School, and then went on to cosmetology school in Dubuque. She was a beautician for many years, then worked at HyVee and Mercy Medical Center until her retirement. Ruth lived with her parents for many years in Tennyson, WI, helping care for them until her mother passed in 1981 and her father in 1994; her family will always be grateful for her loving care and assistance with their parents. Following her time in Tennyson, Ruth moved to Dubuque where she has lived since. In her free time, she enjoyed shopping, especially at Dollar General and Walgreens. Ruth greatly loved her nieces and nephews and was godmother to several of them.

Ruth is survived by three sisters: Judi (Patrick) Sullivan, Charlene Stephens, and Joanne McGuire; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Patzner; a niece, Marti Kay; and two brothers-in-law: Robert “Bob” McGuire and Donald “Dean” Stephens.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tennyson with Father Richard Leffler officiating. Burial will be in St. Andrew Cemetery, Tennyson. Family and friends may call on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church. In lieu of plants and flowers, a Ruth M. Argus Memorial Fund has been established. The Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory of Potosi is entrusted with her services.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Andrew Catholic Church

101 Church Street, Potosi, WI 53820

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Service

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

St. Andrew Catholic Church

101 Church Street, Potosi, WI 53820

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Graveside

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

12:15 - 12:30 pm (Central time)

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