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Ruth Elaine Schaefer

April 28, 1926 June 13, 2015
Ruth Elaine Schaefer
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Obituary for Ruth Elaine Schaefer

Sioux Falls, SD

      Ruth Elaine Schaefer, age 89, was born on April 28, 1926, in Winona, MN, the daughter of Rev. W. H. and Emma Wiener. She graduated from Worthington High School in 1945. Ruth married Thomas B. Schaefer in December of 1945 in Worthington. Ruth died on Saturday, June 13, 2015, at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, SD.

      Ruth is survived by two children, Lynn Quiring of Sioux Falls, SD and Jeff (Jayne) Schaefer of Lexington, SC; three grandchildren, Chris (Katie) Quiring of Spirit Lake, IA, Stephanie (David) Ross of Reading, MN, and Tommy (Christy) Schaefer of Lexington, SC; seven great grandchildren, Jordan Moyer of Terril, IA, Andrew and Cale Quiring of Spirit Lake, IA, Jaimie and Jacob Ross of Reading, MN, and Christian and Aaron Schaefer of Lexington, SC, and one brother, Paul (Marcia) Wiener of Loveland, CO. She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers.

      Family graveside services will be held on Thursday, June 18, 2015, in the Worthington Cemetery.

      Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.


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