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Ruth Elaine Spessard

January 30, 1925 September 11, 2017
Ruth Elaine Spessard
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Obituary for Ruth Elaine Spessard

Round Lake, MN

Ruth Elaine Spessard, age 92, was born on January 30, 1925, in Sioux Falls, SD, the daughter of Hannah (Christiansen) Thorn. They lived in Mankato, MN for a few years. Ruth attended grade school in Sioux Valley, MN and they then moved to Round Lake, MN, where she graduated from high school in 1942. She worked in her mother’s café in Round Lake. Ruth married Lloyd Spessard on February 15, 1948, at Grace Lutheran Church in Jackson County, MN. They made their home in Round Lake where she worked for Waage’s Market and Morfitt’s Grocery. She was a member of the Bethel Lutheran Church, Ladies Aide, Senior Citizens, and the American Legion Aux. 461. Ruth passed away on Monday, September 11, 2017, at the Sunset Hospice Cottage in Worthington, MN.
Ruth is survived by five daughters, Janice (Glenn) Schuck of Worthington, MN, Joyce (Robert) Oltmans of Windom, MN, Julia (Joe) Willardson of Millville, CA, Jill (Lenis) Defries of Windom, MN, and Joan (Jerry) Wachter of Brandon, SD; two sons, John (Sandy) Spessard of Omaha, NE and Jeff (Lynn) Spessard of New Ulm, MN; one brother, Leland (Lucille) Thorn of Bloomington, MN; daughter-in-law, Mary Spessard Langseth; 32 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; 9 great great grandchildren, and 2 nieces. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, mother, husband, two sons, and a great great grandson, Declan Spessard.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 15, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Round Lake, MN, with Pastor Marvin Soulek officiating. Ruth’s grandchildren will serve as casket bearers. Burial will be in the Round Lake Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 14, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington and also one hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Sunset Hospice Cottage, Bethel Lutheran Church or the Round Lake Senior Center.
Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.

Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

14

Sep

5:00 PM 9/14/2017 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 9/14/2017 7:00:00 PM
Benson Funeral Home

1225 Ryans Road
Worthington, MN 56187

Benson Funeral Home
1225 Ryans Road Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Visitation

Friday

15

Sep

9:30 AM 9/15/2017 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 9/15/2017 10:30:00 AM
Bethel Lutheran Church Round Lake

501 Main St
Round Lake, MN 56167

Bethel Lutheran Church Round Lake
501 Main St Round Lake 56167 MN
United States

Service

Friday

15

Sep

10:30 AM 9/15/2017 10:30:00 AM
Bethel Lutheran Church Round Lake

501 Main St
Round Lake, MN 56167

Bethel Lutheran Church Round Lake
501 Main St Round Lake 56167 MN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Round Lake Cemetery Final Resting Place

Yale Ave
Round Lake, MN 56167

Yale Ave Round Lake 56167 MN
United States
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