Ruth Margaret (Killmer) Brower

July 8, 1925 ~ January 21, 2023 (age 97) 97 Years Old

Ruth Brower Obituary

Brower, Ruth Margaret (Killmer)  

Age 97 of Monticello 

Passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 21, 2023 in Monticello. Ruth was born on July 8, 1925 to Louis and Mary Jane (Dodds) Killmer in Osseo, MN. She went to school at Osseo High School and graduated in 1943. She then went to Minnesota Cosmetology School and practiced until she married her husband Claude D. Brower on September 24, 1949. She lived in Kimball until she moved to Monticello in 1970. Church was an important part of Ruth’s life. She was a longtime member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, the Mission Ladies Guild, the American Legion Auxiliary, a Gala Group that helped widows and widowers, and volunteer for Monticello Senior Center events. She worked in many capacities as a beautician, pharmacist helper, bookkeeper for a bank, and handing out samples at Coborn’s.  Ruth loved spending time with her grandkids, great-grandkids, and great-great grandkids. She has been an inspiration for all who knew her.   She also enjoyed dancing, golfing, bowling, fishing, walking and other activities.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband Claude; and 4 siblings and spouses, Byron (Esther) Killmer, Allen (Nora) Killmer, Russell (Evelyn) Killmer and Lorna (George) Tonn.

 Surviving are her children Larry (Rosie) Brower, Steve (Gayla) Brower, Mickey (Deb) Brower, and Linda (Lee) Richard; 14 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and 3 great- great grandchildren with 1 more on the way; many other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held on Monday, 30, 2023 at 11AM with visitation 1 hour prior to service at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 413 – 3rd Street E. Monticello, MN.  Arrangements by Peterson-Grimsmo Funeral Chapel, Monticello. 763-295-2918. (


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January 30, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church
413 3rd Street East
Monticello, MN 55362

Memorial Service
January 30, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church
413 3rd Street East
Monticello, MN 55362


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