Mahowald (Ruddle) Irene M., 74, died March 9, 2003. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister. Preceded in death by parents, Martin & Elizabeth Donnelly; first husband, Eugene Ruddle; son, Thomas R. and infant son. Survived by husband, Francis G. Mahowald; daughters, Linda Ruddle, Patricia Ruddle Dooley (Jim), Kathleen Ruddle Rollman (Jim); sons, Robert Ruddle (Katy), Gary Ruddle; stepchildren, Robert Mahowald (Diane), Kevin Mahowald (Mary Kay), Karen Riedfort (Robert); grandchildren, Thomas, Erin, Jennifer, Amanda, Carla, Diane and Elizabeth; step-grandchildren, Daniel, Kristi, Katie, Thomas, Molly, Luke Jude and Sarah Mahowald, Jennifer and Thomas Medvec; brothers and sisters, Walter (Kay) Donnelly, Dorothy (Jerry) Schlichting, Martin (Marion) Donnelly, Raymond (Eileen) Donnelly, Donna (Jim) Sawyer. She was a woman of strong faith and courage. Her life was devoted to her family, and she was happiest when surrounded by her husband, children and grandchildren. She will be profoundly missed by all her family and friends. Mass of Christian Burial 11 am Thursday at All Saints Catholic Church in Lakeville, with visitation 4-8 pm Wednesday at the White Funeral Home, and one hour prior to Mass at church. Interment church cemetery. White Funeral Home Lakeville, MN 952-469-2723.

Published on March 10, 2003

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