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Ruth E. Krusemark, 97

Apr 20, 2014

Blue Earth Ruth E. Krusemark, age 97, of Blue Earth, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014, at United Hospital District.

Funeral Services were held April 17, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Hope United Methodist Church in Blue Earth. Rev. Janet Crissinger officiated. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth.

Ruth was born Dec. 12, 1916, at Sheldon, Iowa, the daughter of William and Lola (Schoch) Wheaton. She moved to Redwood Falls at the age of one. She graduated from Redwood Falls High School in 1934. After graduating she worked typing car loans, and also at Redwood County Sun Newspaper. On June 25, 1939, she married Leslie Krusemark at the St. Paul parsonage. Together they lived in Slayton for about 14 months. Triplet daughters were born July 20, 1940 but were premature and lived only 36 hours. They weighed 2 lbs 11 oz each and are buried at Slayton. They then moved to Wells where Les managed a Red Owl Store for 10 years. In 1949 they moved to Blue Earth owning their own Red Owl Store. Ruth began working as a receptionist and bookkeeper at the Blue Earth Hospital, later working in Medical Records, office manager, and administrative assistant for a total of 19 years retiring in December of 1979. They spent the next 20 years wintering in Florida.

She is survived by children, Larry (Edith) Krusemark, of Redwood City, Calif., Vicki (Albert) Russ, of Blue Earth, Richard (Rosalie) Krusemark, of Andover, Beverly (Bruce) Ranstrom, of Warren, Rande (Deb) Krusemark, of Stewartville, Donald (Beth), of Mankato, and David (Sandy) Krusemark, of Fairmont; sister, Dorothy (Dennis) Menk, of Alexandria; 27 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; infant triplet daughters; granddaughter, Ruth Krusemark; parents; brother, Harold Wheaton; and sister, Hazel Leopold.

Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com