Ruth Dresner

Ruth Dresner

January 8, 1924 February 22, 2020

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Obituary for Ruth Dresner (Berman)

Ruth Berman Dresner, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, nurse, quilter, and friend to many, passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2020 in Ann Arbor, MI at the age of 96.

Ruth’s shared her long, rich and happy life with her husband of 75 years, Joseph Dresner.

She leaves behind her daughter Julie Dresner (husband Paul Maibaum), grand-daughter, Shanna Maibaum (husband Joe Ruggirello,). Son, Andy Dresner (wife Cindy Allen). Grandson, Aaron Dresner (wife Jo Horn), great-grandchildren Oscar and Opal. Granddaughter Rosie Dresner (husband Steve Schulist), and great-grandson, Eli Schulist.

Ruth was raised in the Bronx, went to nursing school, met Joe at a Manhattan roller-rink and the two were married when Joe returned from his service in the Army Air Corps at the end of WW2.

Besides Ruth’s love and dedication working as a nurse for many years, she was a great cook, especially handy with her baked goods, and an extremely talented quilter and seamstress. She sewed many of the clothes her daughter Julie wore as a child, clothes for Julie’s Barbie Doll, clothes and quilts for her grand-children and great grand-children, as well as outfits for their dolls and colorful embroidered wall hangings and pillows.

Ruth had many friends and she loved her family, they meant everything to her.
Her family knows that Ruth is resting peacefully, having “slipped the surly bonds of earth”, but they will miss her immensely and forever.

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  • Interment

    Wednesday February 26, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Arborcrest Memorial Park
    2521 Glazier Way
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Wednesday February 26, 2020
  • Memorial Service

    Friday February 28, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Glacier Hills, Inc.
    1200 Earhart Road
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Friday February 28, 2020

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