RUTH E. MIDTHUN
October 29, 1925 - November 12, 2013
Funeral services for Ruth E. Midthun, 88, of Frost, will be at 11 am Friday, November 15, 2013, at United Lutheran Church, Frost, with the Rev. Arne Halbakken and Rev. Karl Rydholm officiating. Burial will be at United Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 pm Thursday, at Patton Funeral Home, Blue Earth. Ruth died November 15, 2013, at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center, Blue Earth.
Ruth was born October 29, 1925, in Winnebago, the daughter of Samuel and Mildred (Ware) Gaard. She was raised in the Winnebago area where she was a 1942 graduate of Winnebago High School at age 16. At age 17, she attended Business School in Mankato. She was married to Loren "Nonnie" Midthun on February 1, 1946, in Winnebago. The couple moved to Frost where Ruth has since been a resident. Nonnie worked at the Rural Electric Coop and Ruth was a homemaker.
Ruth was active in the United Lutheran Church in Frost where she was church secretary for many years. She enjoyed crafting, reading, knitting and traveling across the country with the family in their fifth wheel camper. Her greatest joy was spending any time she could with her grandchildren.
Ruth is survived by her son, Dennis (Patti) Midthun of Dodge Center, her son, Bruce (Lorna) Midthun of Sioux Center, IA, her daughter, Karen (Brian) Albertson of Leland, IA, 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Nonnie in 1998, son, Roger Midthun, grandson Ryne Albertson and great-grandson, Zachary Albertson.
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