Sunday, September 20, 2020


April 6, 1929—February 11, 2020

   ROCKLAND/SPARTA - Ruth B. Everson, 90, of Rockland/Sparta, WI, died February 11, 2020, at Vernon Memorial Hospital.

   She was born April 6, 1929 in Whitehall, WI, to Louis H. and Alice (Thompson) Salzwedel. Ruth was baptized and confirmed October 4, 1942 at South Beaver Creek Lutheran Church, rural Ettrick, WI. Graduated from Galesville High School in 1946 and the La Crosse State Teachers College June 6, 1948 and started her teaching career at the Glasgow School in Ettrick.

   Miss Salzwedel married Lloyd Everson June 25, 1949 at the First Lutheran Church Parsonage, Blair, WI. They then moved to a farm on Fish Creek Ridge, Rockland, WI. She continued teaching in several rural schools and retired in 1993, after 45 years, from the Cashton School District.

   She and Lloyd enjoyed square dancing, card club and traveling with family and friends.

   She was active in her church and various organizations including the Sons of Norway, Lutheran Hospital Foundation, Homemakers, American Legion and VFW Auxiliaries and the Cashton Scholarship Fund.

   Ruth is survived by brother, Louis Jr.; sister, Anna Marie Brudos; along with many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Special thanks to her personal caregivers over the years and to the Norseland Nursing Home the last few months.

   Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Lloyd; sister, Lois McDougall; and a brother and sister in infancy.

   Funeral Services will be held, Monday, February 17, 2020, 1:30 p.m. at Fish Creek Lutheran Church, Rockland, WI. Pastor David Sorenson will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Family and friends are invited for visitation Monday from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service at the church.

   The Torkelson Funeral Home of Cashton is assisting the family with arrangements.

   Online condolences may be offered at

Torkelson Funeral Home

Evans Print & Media Group

1302 River Rd.
P.O. Box 252

Sparta, WI 54656-0252

Office Number: (608) 269-3186
Fax Number: (608) 269-6876


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