Martin, Ruth Evelyn (Ploog) 73, died of ovarian cancer at her Minneapolis home on June 29, 2019. Her spirit, though, lives on. She is survived by husband Jim Mar tin, daughters Kristine Kolcinski, and Kelly Holdgrafer, son David Martin, sons in law David Kolcinski, Tim Holdgrafer, and Brian Fulford, grandchildren Hannah and Maggie Kolcinski, Ashton, Linden, and Cole Holdgrapher, and sisters Joanne Ploog, Carol Hakko, Eileen Stewart, Mary Henderson, and Theresa McArthur. Ruth was a 1964 Holy Angels graduate who pursued further schooling at the U of M before marrying Jim in 1968 and then raising three children to whom she has bequeathed her strong moral integrity and devotion to family and friends. A celebration of her life and a funeral service will take place at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 4500 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 12, 2019. In lieu of flowers, memorials to donor's choice.

Published on July 7, 2019