GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE                                                              Sunday September 29, 1996

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Ruth Eileen Cronk

  HARLEM - Ruth Eileen (Cronk) Ekegren, 81, died Friday at a Bozeman hospital

of cancer.

  Her funeral is 2 p.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church of Harlem. Burial

will follow in Harlem Cemetery. Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook is handling

arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church or the

Harlem Senior Citizens Center.

  Ekegren was born Aug. 24, 1915, on the Cronk Ranch near Colburg. She attended

schools in Chinook and Harlem, and also attended Northern Montana College at

Havre for a year.

  She married Woodrow Ekegren at the Cronk Ranch on May 19, 1939. They lived on

the ranch in the Milk River Valley East of Harlem for 55 years.

  She is survived by her husband of Harlem; a daughter, Nancy Williams of

Bozeman; two sons, Woody of Belgrade and Stan of Boise; a sister Norma Dickson

of Chinook; a brother, John Cronk of Harlen; several grandchildren and one

great-grandchild.

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HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                                                    Monday September 30, 1996

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RUTH EILEEN EKEGREN

  HARLEM - Ruth Eileen Ekegren, 81, died of cancer Friday, Sept. 27, 1996, at

the Bozeman Deaconess Hospital.

  She was born Aug. 24, 1915, on the Cronk Ranch near Colburg to John and Anna

Cronk. She attended grade school in Chinook, junior high and high school at

Harlem and attended Northern Montana College for a year.

  She married Woodrow Ekegren at the Cronk Ranch on May 19, 1939. They lived

nearly 55 years on the family farm in the Milk River Valley East of Harlem

where they raised three children.

  She is survived by husband, Woodrow, of Harlem; daughter, Nancy Williams of

Bozeman; sons, Woody of Belgrade and Stan of Boise, Idaho; sister, Norma

Dickson of Chinook; and brother, John Cronk of Harlem. She is also survived by

seven grandchildren ; and one great grandchild.

  Memorials may be sent to the First Presbyterian Church, Harlem Senior

Citizen Center, or one's choice.

  Arrangements by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.

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THE SENTINEL                                        Wednesday  October 9, 1996

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RUTH EILEEN EKEGREN

  HARLEM - Ruth Eileen Ekegren, 81, died of cancer Friday, Sept. 27, 1996, at

the Bozeman Deaconess Hospital.

  She was born Aug. 24, 1915, on the Cronk Ranch near Colburg to John and Anna

Cronk. She attended grade school in Chinook, junior high and high school at

Harlem and attended Northern Montana College for a year.

  She married Woodrow Ekegren at the Cronk Ranch on May 19, 1939. They lived

nearly 55 years on the family farm in the Milk River Valley East of Harlem

where they raised three children.

  She is survived by husband, Woodrow, of Harlem; daughter, Nancy Williams of

Bozeman; sons, Woody of Belgrade and Stan of Boise, Idaho; sister, Norma

Dickson of Chinook; and brother, John Cronk of Harlem. She is also survived by

seven grandchildren ; and one great grandchild.

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