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Rosemary Louise Ripka

May 14, 1947 April 29, 2010
Rosemary Louise Ripka
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Worthington, Minnesota 

    Rosemary Louise Ripka, 62, was born on May 14, 1947, in Jackson, MN, the daughter of Harvey and Rose (Zahorsky) Beuthien.  She grew up on the family farm near Lakefield, MN, where she attended school.  Rosemary married James Ripka and they were later divorced.  She lived in Colorado for ten years before returning to Lakefield.  Rosemary moved to Round Lake, MN, where she worked for Sather’s Candy Company for 15 years.  After her health decline, she retired from Sather’s and continued to live in Round Lake until moving to Worthington about 5 year ago.  She enjoyed crossword and word search puzzles.  Rosemary died on Thursday, April 29, 2010, at the Prairie House in Worthington, MN.
     Rosemary is survived by her daughter, April Ripka of Worthington, MN, and her father, Harvey Beuthien of Lakefield, MN.  She was preceded in death by her mother.
     Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at 10:30 a.m., at the Benson Funeral Home Chapel in Worthington, MN, with Pastor Ron Ahlgren officiating.  Burial will be in the Lakefield Memorial Park Cemetery.
 Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 4, 2010, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, MN.


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