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Ruth K. (McNunis) Bansch

Laboratory TechnicianChicago, IL

Manhattan Project VeteranProject Worker/Staff

Ruth K. (McNunis) Bansch was a laboratory technician in the Health Division at the University of Chicago Met Lab.

On December 9, 1924, Ruth Katherine McNunis was born in West Virginia. She grew in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood. After graduating from high school, she began working at the Met Lab as a medical technician studying effects of radiation. 

 After World War II, she continued to work at Argonne National Laboratory. She married George Daniel “Dan” Bansch in 1950. Following the birth of her first child in 1955, she left Argonne and the family moved to Wheaton, IL. In 2009, she moved with her husband to the Carriage Inn in Bryan, Texas.

At the age of ninety-two, Ruth Katherine (McNunis) Bansch died on June 30, 2017 in Bryan, Texas.

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Ruth K. (McNunis) Bansch's Timeline
1924 Dec 9th Born in West Virginia.
1950 Married George Daniel "Dan" Bansch in 1950.
1955 Left the Argonne National Laboratory.
1955 Moved to Wheaton, IL with husband and newly-born, first child.
2009 Moved with her husband to the Carriage Inn in Bryan, Texas.
2017 Jun 30th At the age of ninety-two, died in Bryan, Texas.

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