Obituaries Ruth Sampson

Ruth (Mann) Sampson, age 85, of Austin, MN, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004.

She was born June 22, 1919, in Watertown, to Hal and Helen (Bronson) Mann. She graduated from Watertown High School in 1937.

She married Harlan Sampson in December of 1945 at the Episcopal church in Watertown. They lived in Minneapolis until 1958, when they returned to Watertown. They moved to Austin, MN, in 1964 and in 2003 Ruth moved to Stanton, IA.

Mrs. Sampson worked at the Austin Clinic for many years and retired in 1991. She was a member of P.E.O. and Christ Episcopal Church, where she was involved in the Altar Guild and the church choir.

Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 14 at 10 a.m. at Christ Episcopal Church with The Venerable Benjamin I. Scott officiating.

Organist was Susan Stogdill. Casket bearers were Mark Michels, Matthew Michels, Marshal Michels, Monte Forsberg, Edward Tillotson and Jared Forsberg.

She is survived by daughter, Patricia Tillotson of Red Oak, IA; son and daughter-in-law, David and Tina Sampson of Lake Forest, CA; seven grandchildren, Anne Tillotson and Kathryn Tillotson of Red Oak, IA; Phillip Sampson, Tyler Sampson, Camille Sampson, and Olivia Sampson of Lake Forest, CA; Heather Newkirk of Villisca, IA; a sister, Patricia Michels of Vermillion; nieces, nephews and cousins.

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