Ruth SwensonRuth Swenson, 84 of Karlstad, MN passed away at her home on Sunday, March 11, 2012.
Ruth Swenson, 84 of Karlstad, MN passed away at her home on Sunday, March 11, 2012.
Ruth Victoria Lundquist was born to Magnus and Lydia (Olson) Lundquist on July 30, 1927 in Lind Township of Roseau County, MN. Ruth graduated from Karlstad High School in 1944 and went on to attend Bethel College. In 1947 she was united in marriage to Lester Henry at Weymouth, MA.
Ruth worked at several Karlstad businesses including Arctic Cat and the Karlstad Restaurant. On December 19, 1964 she was united in marriage to Russell Swenson at the Eidsvold Lutheran Church in Halma, MN. The couple lived in Halma for a couple years before moving to the farm in Jupiter Township. They moved to Karlstad in July of 2010. Ruth was a member of Eidsvold Lutheran Church, longtime WELCA President and former church council member and Deacon. Ruth enjoyed spending time with family, quilting and was designated a Master Gardener through the Minnesota Extension Service.
Family members include her husband, Russell; children, David (Nancy) Henry, St. Charles, IL, Dianne (Kent) Johnson, Eagen, MN, Patricia (Gayle) Field, Stephen, MN, Tammy (Todd) Swenson-Lepper, Winona, MN and R. Jon (Jenica) Swenson, Lake Bronson, MN; grandchildren, Eric Henry, Kent Johnson, Kelly Hudson, Garrett Johnson, Melissa Johnson, Tiffany Taylor, Tishara Melcher, Christine Jones, Hannah Lepper, Rachel Lepper, Sierra Swenson, Brita Swenson, Braxton Swenson and Bradyn Swenson; 23 great grandchildren; a great great grandchild and a sister, Eunice (Russell) Hams, Red Lake Falls, MN.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son in law, Jack Oistad; two grandchildren, Kristi Johnson and Matthew Johnson; a sister, Marjory "Luella" Ames and brothers, Martin, Clifford, Reuben, Oscar, Milton, Kenneth and Donald.
Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, March 16th, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Eidsvold Lutheran Church at Halma, MN.
Interment will be in East Emmaus Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. in the Austin Funeral Chapel at Hallock.
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