Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Ruth C. Nylund

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. - Ruth Nylund, of Sault Ste. Marie, passed away at Hospice of the Eastern U.P. on Feb. 13, 2018.

She was born in Ironwood on July 17, 1930, to Algot and Eleanor (Sperry) Johnson. Ruth passionately served North Star Habitat for Humanity for many years. She was an elegant, gracious, kind soul who loved people, animals and nature.

Surviving Ruth Nylund are Marvin Konertz, of Sault Ste. Marie; Greta Nylund, of Negaunee; Robert Nylund, of Ironwood; Marcia (Nylund) Kuehl, of Green Bay, Wis .; and Steve Kail, of Midland.

Ruth was preceded in death by her brother, Bernhart (Barney) Johnson, and sisters, Eleanor Bengston and Elizabeth Kail.

Visitation will be held at Hovie Funeral Home in Sault Ste. Marie on Friday, March 2, from 11 a.m. until noon. Memorials may be left to North Star Habitat for Humanity in lieu of flowers. Online remembrances can be left at