Ruth F. Prescott, 93
Aug. 20, 1922 — Feb. 6, 2016
Ruth F. Prescott, 93, of Oshkosh, formerly of Iowa Falls and Atlantic, Iowa, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at the Evergreen Retirement Center, where she resided for 18 years.
Ruth was born in Winterset, Iowa, on Aug. 20, 1922, the daughter of John C. and Lauretta Johnson. Ruth married Edward H. Prescott in St. Ambrose Cathedral on Thursday, June 10, 1943, in Des Moines, Iowa. Ruth worked in offices in Des Moines, Corpus Christi, Texas, and Oakland, California, until Ed returned from service in the Navy on the USS Lexington from 1942-45.
Ruth stayed at home to raise their four boys and four girls. She also worked in the family grocery business in Iowa and Wisconsin and was active in bridge groups, gardening clubs, Elks Club and the Catholic Church. Ruth and Ed shared many great times with their large families and close friends in Iowa and Wisconsin. Both licensed pilots, they enjoyed flying small planes out of Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh and Iowa Falls Municipal Airport. They were early volunteers at the EAA in Oshkosh.
Ruth’s husband Ed died March 4, 2003. Ruth is survived by all of her eight loving children, 19 grandchildren (predeceased by grandson Peter Prescott in 1975) and 28 great-grandchildren. The surviving children include Patricia (Pat) Locke of Thiensville; Fran and Tom King of Scottsdale, Arizona; George and Judi of West Bend; John and Janet of North Fort Myers, Florida; Kasey and Gary Pendl of Menomonee Falls; Ralph and Bernadette of Chilton; Theresa and Marc Delphonse of Dunedin, Florida; and Ed “EJ” and Sue of Colgate.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at St. Jude the Apostle Parish, Sacred Heart Catholic Church (1025 W. Fifth Ave., Oshkosh). The Rev. Matt Simonar will officiate. A private family burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery (2747 Knapp St., Oshkosh, near Wittman Field). Family and friends may call at the church Friday from 9 a.m. until the time of services.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research or the Evergreen Creekview Staff Christmas Fund.