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Ruth A. Kannengiesser

July 1, 1928 May 11, 2009
Ruth A. Kannengiesser
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Rushmore, MN     A. Ruth Kannengiesser, 80, was born on July 1, 1928, in Heron Lake, MN, the daughter of August and Lucinda (Hudson) Brunk. She was baptized on August 12, 1928, and confirmed on May 18, 1941. Ruth married Loren Kannengiesser on November 20, 1949. She was baptized, confirmed, married in Trinity Lutheran Church in Brewster, MN. She worked as a Cook, Dietary Supervisor, and Food Manager for South Shore Care Center and Crossroads Care Center in Worthington from 1980-2001. After her retirement in 2001, she continued to work part-time as the Activities Coordinator. Ruth continued to take dietary classes to keep up her certificate. She was an active member at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, being involved in LWML and Marian Circle. Ruth enjoyed rodeos, listening to country music, playing bingo, and Nascar racing. She always participated in her nieces and nephews activities. Ruth died on Monday, May 11, 2009, at her farm near Rushmore, MN, that was homesteaded by Loren’s grandparents over 100 years ago.     Ruth is survived by one sister, Lela Haller of Worthington, MN, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Loren, in November of 1966; her son, Larry, in March of 2009; her parents, and her brother, Zane.      Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2009, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Worthington, MN, with Rev. Wayne Krohe officiating. Casket bearers will be Mary Poller, Gene Brunk, Cindy Brunk, Bill Brunk, Jim Brunk, John Brunk, and Roger Brunk. Burial will be in the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery.Visitation will be from 5-7 pm on Friday, May 15, 2009 at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington and also 9:30-10:30 am on Saturday, May 16, 2009 at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church.


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