Ruth Ann Christianson (Fiedler)

Sept. 1, 1932 – March 12, 2013

Ruth Ann Christianson (Fiedler), 80, of Kirksville, Mo., passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2013.

The daughter of Gilbert and Gladys (Gross) Fiedler, she was born Sept. 1, 1932, in West Allis. Ruth was united in marriage to Willard “Bill” Christianson and after 54 years he preceded her in death in November 2004.

Ruth is survived by two sons and daughter-in-law, Willard G. and Rob E. and Cheryl Christianson; one granddaughter, Katie Christianson; one sister, LaVerne Sanblom; two nephews, Gregg (Chris) Darton and Garth (Lisa) Darton, Joanne Christianson; as well as other relatives and friends.

The family started in East Troy, and enjoyed several years in Carrolton, Ga. Ruth and Bill moved to Punta Gorda Isles, Fla., in 1986. Ruth was an active Florida realtor since 1989. She also enjoyed golf, gardening and her swimming pool.

Private services will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Memorials may be mailed to Travis-Noe Funeral Home, P.O. Box 306, Kirksville, MO 63501. For more information, call 660-665-1300 or visit online at