Ruth Helm Knudson

Ruth Helm Knudson of Michigan City, Indiana, died on September 3, 2020. She was born on April 7, 1928 to Karl and Anna (Doermer) Helm of Chicago, Illinois.

She grew up in Brookfield, Illinois, and attended Northwestern University, earning a Bachelor of Music degree, and later working for the Gamble Hinged Music Company in Chicago. It was at Northwestern where she met her husband, Warren Knudson who was also a student. Her mother urged Ruthie, “hang on to this one. He looks like he might be O.K.” They married November 1, 1952, in First Congregational Church of Brookfield.

A talented pianist, she shared her music with her family and later worked for the Ball Jar Company in Mundelein, Illinois. She supported the career of her husband Warren and was a devoted mother to her only son, Mark Evan Knudson. Following Warren’s retirement, the family made their home in Michiana Shores and then in Michigan City.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Walter V. Helm and her husband Warren. She is survived by her son Mark of Michigan City, a niece Dawn Knight of Dallas Texas, nieces and nephews and friends.

Visitation will be from 9:00 am - 10:00 am Friday, September 11, 2020 at the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City, IN. Private graveside services will be held.
Remembrances may be made to LaPorte County Meals on Wheels, or to the donor’s favorite charity.

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