THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Ruth C. Blanshan
Issue Date: November 6, 2013
Ruth C. Blanshan, 91, Green Bay, died Tuesday, Oct. 29.
Born Oct. 8, 1922, in Marinette to Elmer and Dena (Johnson) Anderson, she graduated from Marinette High School in 1940 and attended Ausburg College in Minneapolis and the Business School of Milwaukee. She was employed in Milwaukee until 1957 when she relocated to Green Bay. In July of 1961, she married Ralph P. Blanshan at First United Methodist Church. She was employed as a legal secretary at Everson, Whitney, Brehm and Everson Law Firm for many years.
A member of First United Methodist Church, she was a past officer of United Methodist Women, Past Noble Grand of the Rebekah Lodge #185, Bellin Hospital Auxiliary and tutor for the Literacy Council.
She is survived by two step-daughters, Marcia (James) Bethurem, Cecil and Sue (Barbara Smith) Blanshan, Okemos, Mi.; a granddaughter; a sister-in-law, Jean Rohloff; a brother-in-law, Harold Blanshan and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph and two infant siblings.
Friends called at First United Methodist Church from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3 with a Rebekah Lodge #185 Memorial Service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation continued Monday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. until time of the Memorial Service at 11 a.m. at the church. Rev. David Kalas officiated with burial at Nicolet Memorial Gardens. Blaney Funeral Home assisted the family. A memorial fund has been established in her name.