Andrea Klosowski Ruttan

Profile Updated: June 19, 2015
Andrea Klosowski
Spouse/Partner: Widowed twice
Occupation: Working two part-time jobs to stay young and healthy
Children: Roger L. Peterson born Nov. 1966, Christine M. Peterson (Grohowski) born Jan. 1969
Andrea Klosowski


Yes! Attending Reunion

Married high school sweetheart John Peterson in Dec. 1963 while he was in his last year of service to the Navy. Was a stay at home mom until children entered school full time. Worked part-time as secretary/bookkeeper until 1983 when John and I had our own office machine & supply business. Closed business in 1988. Worked in restaurant as office manager, then for a security company also as office manager. John had fatal heart attack in 1991. Went back to work as sales rep for Sears Home Improvement until offered a position for the winter in Arizona. Met my second husband and married in 1996. Lived in Tucson in retirement community for ten years until his failing health prompted our move back to Indiana to be near children and grandchildren. Westley passed away in April of 2009. Last April 2010 decided to go back to work part time. Employed at Sorin's Restaurant on Notre Dame campus as hostess. Left that position in 2012 when Sorin's closed due to remodeling. Became an employee of St. Joseph funeral as a visitation greeter. Also joined Senior 1 Care as a part-time caregiver in 2014.
Grandchildren Julianne age 14 and Gavin age 12 are Christines. Roger has never married.

School Story:

My years were spent doing the best I could to prepare for a career in business. Did not want to go to college as I just wanted to marry and have children. I regret not getting a college degree.
I did not form really close friendships with any of my classmates but did have friends who attended Adams from the neighborhood that are still friends today and meet monthly for dinner and converstion.

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Jan 13, 2018 at 4:33 AM
Jan 13, 2017 at 4:33 AM
Jan 13, 2016 at 11:18 AM

Happy Birthday Andrea! This is it. I know it's cold over there, cold here in Akron too! Be warm and celebrate...and keep working and staying young and healthy. God bless! G

Jan 13, 2016 at 4:33 AM
Jan 06, 2016 at 11:11 AM

Start celebrating early. Happy Birthday! G

Jun 19, 2015 at 2:46 PM
Jan 13, 2015 at 2:24 PM

Andrea, they say it's your birthday. I hope you have a happy one. Go out to eat. I agree with Jim, we need another update, pictures, news, etc. God bless you and your family! G

Jan 13, 2015 at 4:33 AM
Jan 13, 2014 at 12:11 PM

Today is the magic day...HAPPY BIRTHDAY Andrea! Hope it is a great day for you. So sorry that you lost two spouses. That's a lot of twists and turns in life's highway. Sounds also like you are a very resourceful person. Glad you are still pushing forward. I'm tired of winter all ready and we're only a month in. I can deal with the snow...just wasn't too crazy about the sub zero stuff we had a week ago. That was cold. Praying all the best for you and your family. Celebrate with joy!

God Bless!