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Ruth E. Midthun, 88

Nov 17, 2013

Frost Ruth E. Midthun, age 88, of Frost, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center, Blue Earth.

Funeral Services were held Nov. 15, 2013, at United Lutheran Church in Frost. The Rev. Arne Halbakken and Rev. Karl Rydholm officiated. Burial was in United Lutheran Cemetery, Frost. Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service was in charge of arrangements.

Ruth was born Oct. 29, 1925, in Winnebago, the daughter of Samuel and Mildred (Ware) Gaard. She was raised in the Winnebago area where she was a 1942 graduate of Winnebago High School at 16 years of age. At 17 she attended Business School in Mankato. She was married to Loren “Nonnie” Midthun on Feb. 1, 1946, in Winnebago. The couple moved to Frost where Ruth has since been a resident. Nonnie worked at the Rural Electric Coop and Ruth was a homemaker. She was active in the United Lutheran Church in Frost where she was church secretary for many years. She enjoyed crafting, reading, knitting, and traveling across the country with the family in the fifth wheel camper. Her greatest joy was spending any time she could with her grandchildren.

Ruth is survived by her sons, Dennis (Patti) Midthun, of Dodge Center, and Bruce (Lorna) Midthun, of Sioux Center, Iowa; daughter, Karen (Brian) Albertson, of Leland, Iowa; 11 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Nonnie, in 1998; son, Roger Midthun; grandson, Ryne Albertson; and great-grandson, Zachary Albertson.

Web condolences may be left at www.pattonfh.com