Ruth StokkeRuth Stokke, age 79, of rural Fordville, ND, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at her home.
Ruth Stokke, age 79, of rural Fordville, ND, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at her home.
Ruth was born April 20, 1932 at Fordville, the daughter of Robert and Ethel (Bayne) Henry. She was raised and grew to womanhood at Fordville where she attended and graduated from Fordville High School. Ruth then attended the Deaconess School of Nursing in Grand Forks.
Ruth married Norman Stokke on June 29, 1952 at Fordville. Following their marriage they lived and farmed in the Inkster, ND area, and also operated a grocery store in Inkster. She and Norman enjoyed traveling together. Ruth took great pride in her family and in her home. Mr. Stokke preceded her in death on February 18, 1994.
Surviving members of her family include her daughter: Judy (Jack) Holt, Bismarck, ND; sons: John (Sigrid) Stokke, Littleton, CO; Phillip Stokke, Fordville and Scott (Lynne) Stokke, Grand Forks; grandchildren: Cameron Holt, Jeremy Holt and great grandson: Owen Holt; her sister: Janice (Curt) Iverson, Fordville and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sisters: Marianne and Ethel.
FUNERAL SERVICES: 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 2, 2012 at Faith Lutheran Church in Inkster, ND.
INTERMENT: Inkster Cemetery, Inkster, ND.
VISITATION: Sunday, April 1 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. with a 3:00 p.m. prayer service held in the Bakke Funeral Home of Larimore, ND. Visitation will also be for one hour prior to the funeral in the church on Monday.
BAKKE FUNERAL HOME IS HANDLING THE ARRANGEMENTS.