Frances Zumdahl

Full name

Frances Zumdahl

Alternative names

Frances Ruder

Presence at Shimer


Presence on Earth



Academy period alum

Frances Zumdahl, nee Frances Ruder (1915-2011), was a student at Shimer College during the Academy period. She was born in Upleward, Germany. Graduating in 1941, she subsequently taught at a one-room schoolhouse near Shannon, Illinois. She married Lester A. Zumdahl in 1949, and they subsequently operated a farm near Baileyville, Illinois.


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