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Ruth Arlene Siefert

February 14, 1936 February 2, 2018
Ruth Arlene Siefert
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Ruth A. Siefert, age 81, of Shakopee, Minnesota, formerly of Deer River and South Minneapolis, passed away on Friday, February 2, 2018, at her home.

Ruth was born February 14, 1936, in Paxton Township, Redwood county Minnesota and graduated from Morton High School in 1954. She later moved to Minneapolis where she met her husband Robert while renting an apartment from his family owned complex. They were married on Aug 7th,1965 and lived in South Minneapolis, Deer River, and finally moved to Shakopee in 2005.

She is remembered by all as the eternal optimist, one who could be counted on to encourage others to see the positive in everything. She was a woman of great faith, which she demonstrated in the way she naturally served others with kindness and generosity. While she worked as a bookkeeper for various companies throughout the years, her primary focus was her family. She was the mom who helped out at school, planned fun birthday parties and could be heard in the stands cheering during her daughters’ sporting events. She later enjoyed attending her Grandchildren’s sporting events, theater productions and piano recitals—she was very proud of them!

Ruth was an active leader in many organizations over the years and was a big supporter of her husband’s 96th Infantry Division Association, serving as the women’s auxiliary treasurer for a number of years. During her time in Deer River, she could be found volunteering at the local ranger station greeting visitors to the area. She was also active in her local Shakopee Seniors club, serving as president for two years and was recently elected to the Senior Advisory Board for the city of Shakopee Senior Center. She also enjoyed gathering with the seniors to re-create greeting cards that are for sale in the local community center. As a member of Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, she was active in the Berean Seniors group and enjoyed serving with her husband on the pew crew for many years.

She enjoyed a variety of hobbies and could be found reading mystery novels, gardening, attending local concerts, theater productions and sporting events. She was a big Gopher sports fan, and as hockey season ticket holders for 31 years, she and her husband rarely missed a game.

Her contagious laughter, energy and enthusiasm for life will be missed, but not forgotten. She leaves a legacy of children and grandchildren who will continue to carry on her life of faith, generosity and servanthood. All who knew and loved her will miss her deeply, but they are also comforted in knowing that she is now rejoicing with her heavenly father and that they will see her again someday.

Ruth is survived by her husband, Robert; daughters, Susan (Rick) Rame, and Julie Siefert; grandchildren, Sam and Jenna Rame; siblings, Joyce (Duane) Faulkner, Betty Fernholz, and David (Aloris) Kolp. She was preceded in death by parents, Harley and Geraldine Kolp; sisters, LaVonne (Norman) Kruse, Ruby (Delbert) White; brother-in-law, Francis Fernholz.


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Visitation

Saturday

10

Feb

9:30 AM 2/10/2018 9:30:00 AM - 10:45 AM 2/10/2018 10:45:00 AM
Wooddale Church - Eden Prairie Campus

6630 Shady Oak Road
Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55424

Wooddale Church - Eden Prairie Campus
6630 Shady Oak Road Eden Prairie 55424 Minnesota
United States

Service

Saturday

10

Feb

11:00 AM 2/10/2018 11:00:00 AM
Wooddale Church - Eden Prairie Campus

6630 Shady Oak Road
Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55424

Officiating is the Reverend Dave Donelson.

Wooddale Church - Eden Prairie Campus
6630 Shady Oak Road Eden Prairie 55424 Minnesota
United States

Graveside

Monday

12

Feb

9:35 AM 2/12/2018 9:35:00 AM
Fort Snelling National Cemetery

7601 34th Avenue
South Minneapolis, MN 55450

Assembly Area 6

Fort Snelling National Cemetery
7601 34th Avenue South Minneapolis 55450 MN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Fort Snelling National Cemetery Final Resting Place

7601 34th Avenue
South Minneapolis, MN 55450

7601 34th Avenue South Minneapolis 55450 MN
United States

Memorial Contribution

Memorials Preferred to the family.

Ruth's family will select charities and donate gifts in her memory. If you do not have a mailing address, please address to the Siefert Family, c/o McNearney-Schmidt 1220 Third Ave. E., Shakopee, MN 55379
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