Ada Ella Kirschen (Rhoads)

Ada Ella Kirschen (Rhoads)

June 26, 1924 – November 17, 2020
Ada passed away peacefully on November 17, 2020 in Roseville, Minnesota. She was born June 26 1924 in Fleetwood, Pennsylvania to Harry B. Rhoads and Emma L. Rhoads nee Harmeyer. She attended Allentown Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1945. She served in the U.S. Cadet Nursing Corps until the end of World War 2. She worked as an obstetrical nurse in Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City until the birth of her children. The family would like to thank the Hospice team from Health Partners and the incredible staff and aides at New Perspectives Senior Living in Roseville, MN for their compassion and care. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 54 years, Joseph Kirschen, and her siblings Harry, Lewis, and Kathryn Rhoads. She is survived by her daughters Kathi Jackson of Ellicott City, Maryland and Linda McLoon of Roseville, Minnesota, her 4 grandchildren, and her 2 great-grand-children. May she finally know the peace she has been longing to have. (Published in the Star Tribune on November 19, 2020)