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Ruth M. Pixler Lake, 91, of Loves Park, passed away on December 19, 2018 at Lincolnshire Place. She was born on Mach 4, 1927 in Winnebago, IL, the daughter of Harm and Mable (Roxy) Bomgarden. Ruth lived mostly in Rockford. She was a hard worker, cleaning swimming pools until she was 80. She was very social and enjoyed dancing, fishing and gardening. Ruth was passionate about her yard and flower gardens. The light of her life was her daughter, Nancy who passed away in December 2016.
She is survived by her granddaughters, Tracy (Jason) Forde and Heather (Adam) Walden; great-grandchildren, Jaiden, Jarrett , Farrah and Christopher; son-in-law, Gary Lindblom; and brother, Earl Bomgarden. Predeceased by parents; daughters, Reatha Pixler and Nancy Lindblom; granddaughter, Kimberly Lindblom; and brothers, John and Harold Bomgarden. A special thank you to the staffs of Lincolnshire Place and Transitions Hospice for their care and compassion.
Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 in ¬¬¬Olson North Main Chapel, 2811 N. Main St., Rockford, IL 61103. Visitation will be prior to the service from 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. prior to the service. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery.

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  1. Carole Santiago

    I am not able to attend today's service, but want you all to know that we enjoyed being Ruth's neighbor and sharing life together when we could. She always set a high standard of taking care of her house and yard, sometimes scaring us by climbing her ladder. May you all keep the good memories alive today amidst the tears.

  2. Sue Mangus

    Tracy and family sorry for your loss. May she Rest In Peace!

  3. Kathy Like

    Tracy, Heather and Gary. Mom and I will be unable to attend Aunt Ruth's funeral as I will be out of town. I know she is restored through Jesus Christ and has her arms around Nancy, Reatha, and Kimberly. May your best memories carry you through your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


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