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“Ruth was my art teacher for many years when I was growing up in Munising. I always enjoyed her classes and appreciated everything she taught us. Best...Read More ยป
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“RexI am very sorry for your loss. She was a very classy lady. May your many memories help you through this sad time. May God Bless!! Dick Cromell ”
2 of 3 | Posted by: Dick Cromell

“Rex, we are so very sorry for your loss. It's never easy no matter the circumstances or how long you were blessed to have your mother in your life. ”
3 of 3 | Posted by: Sandra and Charles Rousseau


Ruth Helen (Salo) Warner, 86, of Munising, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 surrounded by family and under the care of Lake Superior Hospice. Ruth was born August 2, 1930 in Escanaba to parents John and Ina Salo. She was a member of the Mather High School (Munising) class of 1948. Ruth married Kenneth William Warner on September 4, 1950, and their son Rex Franklin Warner arrived exactly one year later. Ruth earned her degree in Education, focusing on art education, from Northern Michigan University. Her first teaching job was in Sault Sainte Marie, followed by a brief tour in Eben before finding a teaching home with Munising Public Schools. Ruth taught art and history to many Munising area youth for 25 years from 1968 to 1993. Ruth was an avid reader, and lover of art, world and US history, animals, and wildlife. She served as Loon Ranger for the Michigan DNR and helped protect the resident loons that returned annually to the lake she and Ken lived on within the Hiawatha National Forest. Ruth is survived by her husband Ken, son Rex, granddaughter Jennifer (Bryan Spencer), grandson Owen (Sarah) Warner, and three great grandchildren, Austin, Hunter, and Sade. As expressly wished by Ruth, a memorial service will not be held. She would have loved you to consider donating to your local animal shelter. And Ruth would remind you to do as Thoreau suggested and go confidently in the direction of your dreams, and to live the life you have imagined. The Canale-Tonella Funeral Home is assisting Ruth's family where memories may be shared at canalefuneral.com.