Ruth WilebskiRuth Wilebski, 97, of Lancaster, Minnesota passed away early Tuesday morning, January 3rd, 2012 at Kittson Memorial Healthcare Center in Hallock, Minnesota. Ruth Celia Norland Wilebski was born March 10, 1914 at the home of her maternal grandparents, Sam and Christine (Dahlman) Omundson in Granville Township. She was the oldest daughter of Otto Ferdinand and Clara (Omundson) Norland. Ruth lived in and around Lancaster for the majority of her life. She graduated from Lancaster High School in 1933. On May 28, 1938 she married William Harold Wilebski in Lake Bronson. She worked at various places in town, among them the Post Office, Smith's Store, Liquor Store, Hardware Hank and the Co-op Station. William passed away in January 1988. Ruth continued to live in their large house at the end of Central Avenue in Lancaster. Eventually she moved into Lancaster Homes where she resided for several years. In the fall of 2010 she relocated to the Kittson County Heathcare facility. Ruth was a member of the Mission Covenant Church. She was noted for her cheerful disposition and genuine interest in other people. Ruth loved to cook, bake, sew, embroider, paint, garden, play cards and games like bingo and dice, read and stay informed about world and local events. Although her loyalty to the Minnesota Twins was tested over the decades, she remained a fan and very often got to bed well after a sensible hour. Ruth belonged to the Bowling League in Lake Bronson. She served on several boards including, Northwest Community Action and Lancaster Senior Housing. Ruth was also a Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader, a member of Tops and was a sponsor of the Community of Lancaster Education Group. But her passion was for her children, grandchildren and their offspring. Her words of wisdom were always sought out.