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Ruth Helen Joy (Tapa) Meyer, 86

Aurora- Ruth Helen Joy (Tapa) Meyer, 86, of Aurora passed away peacefully with family by her side on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, at Essentia Health-Northern Pines in Aurora.

She was born at home in rural Skime on December 23, 1936, near Roseau to John and Wilruth (Knutson) Tapa.

Ruth enjoyed gardening, reading, wildlife, watching sports, bingo, and garage sales. Game nights were one of her favorites. She truly enjoyed birdwatching, time spent on their hobby farm, and hosting family and friend get togethers.

She had several jobs. She was a bus driver, U.S. Census taker, shirt factory worker and w...


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