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Ruth Yeske

February 7, 1928 May 21, 2020
Ruth Yeske
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Ruth (Spillman) Yeske passed away at the age of 92 on Thursday, May 21, 2020, at the Crossroads Care Center in Worthington, MN. She was born on February 7, 1928, on the family farm near Reading and she attended Reading grade school. Ruth married Daryl Yeske and they later divorced. She worked at Campbell Soup Company for 25 years. After Campbell’s closed, she got her GED and then went to college and received her CNA license. She later worked at Crossroads Care Center for 7 years. Ruth was an active member of the First Lutheran Church being a greeter, working in the nursery and kitchen, folding bulletins, and making church quilts. She enjoyed gardening, Bingo, garage sales, and most importantly her grandchildren.
Ruth is survived by two daughters, Norma (Larry) Woodbury and Audrey Yeske; grandsons, Cliff (Janelle) Woodbury, Rob Woodbury, and Joey Curtis; two granddaughters, Kayla Corner and Lindsey Wilwerding; great grandchildren; nieces and nephews; siblings, Sylvia Jacobson (William), Dwayne Spillman, Mavis (Denny) Ruesch, and Kathy (Ron) Engler. She was preceded in death by her parents, Randolph and Geraldine Spillman; son, Daryl Jr.; granddaughter, Cindy Woodbury, and brother, Alvin Spillman
Ruth’s favorite saying was “I’m fine ~ I’ll be okay!”
Private family services will be held and celebration of life will be at a later date.
Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.


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