Ruth C. Knigge-Nelson


Last updated 10/13/2022 at 9:17am

Feb. 28, 1932 – Sept. 24, 2022

Ruth C. Knigge-Nelson, 90, passed away on Sept. 24th, 2022 at Palouse Country Assisted Living in Fairfield, Wash.. Ruth was born Feb. 28, 1932 in Spokane, Wash., to Joseph A. Merkel and Lena M. Merkel. She grew up on the family farm in Sprague, Wash., before moving to Spokane and graduating from North Central high school in 1949. She attended Eastern Washington College to study music for a short time. Ruth married LeRoy Knigge on Oct. 14, 1950 and divorced in 1972. She has three children: Robin, Randy, and Roger.

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