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Ruth M. Pirsig, 92

Nov 20, 2020

Ruth Pirsig

Elmore – Ruth Marie Pirsig, age 92, of Elmore, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center in Blue Earth.

A public visitation as well as a private family services were held Monday, Nov. 16, 2020 at Patton Funeral Home, Rev. Robert Roettger officiated. Burial took place at Riverview Cemetery in Elmore.

Ruth was born on Aug. 2, 1928 in Albert Lea to Glen and Marian (Jensen) Johnson. She was raised and educated attending country school and graduated from Bricelyn High School. Ruth attended beauty school in Mankato and worked at Gustie’s Beauty Shop in Blue Earth. She married Stanley Pirsig on Nov. 23, 1950, and they made their home in Elmore. In 1962, in addition to raising their children, she opened Ruth’s Beauty Shop in their home in Elmore, which she operated for 35 years.

Ruth was a longtime member of Shiloh Lutheran Church, where she participated in various organizations and committees. Ruth enjoyed all kinds of crafting. She especially liked to crochet, knit, embroider, and assist in the quilting group at church. Most of all, Ruth loved her family. She enjoyed all her family get-togethers, and her grandchildren held a special place in her heart.

She is survived by her daughters, Linda (David) Berndt, of Blue Earth, and Susan (Verlin) Griese, of Lakota, Iowa; sons, Bruce (special friend, Mary Tesch) Pirsig, and Barry Pirsig, both of Elmore; grandchildren, Heather (Kyle) Peters, of Parker, Colorado, and Philip (Kara) Griese of Bancroft, Iowa; great-grandchildren, Addisyn Griese and Brielle, Brooklyn, Landon, and Crosby Peters; sister, Jeanette Miller, of Bloomington; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Donald and Sonja Buck, of Winona, and Ronald and Ginny Buck, of Utica.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Stanley; brother-in-law, William Miller; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Irene and Bob Ogilive; and nephews, Bill and Lloyd Ogilvie.