|I believe this was taken sometime in the 1980s|
Ruth Elizabeth HAKES was born 6 Apr 1932 in Preson Lake township, Renville county, Minnesota to Leonard and Anna (PAGEL) HAKES. She was the 2nd of 3 children. For hobbies she made various crafts including those necklaces made out of paper beads, plastic canvas items, & crocheted items. After grandpa died (Ed) she made sure that all her kids, grandkids, and other relatives received an ornament in his memory every year until she died. Most years she made them, others she bought something simple that was personalized. They always had a small paper tag that stated that the ornament was in his memory and the year.
|Ruth's birth certificate|
|Ed's death certificate|
|Ruth's death certificate|
Seeing as they were married after 1940 I do not have them on any censuses as a married couple. Thus the censuses I do have with them will be on the future posts of their parents.
I do, however, have PDFs of both of their obits for anybody who would want them.
Line of descent
Ed & Ruth (HAKES) STEVEN
--> Beverly LOVEN
----> Me (Martha)