Ruth Helen Holthe
Ruth Helen Holthe
Ruth Helen Holthe, 96, of Lanesboro, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at the Waseca Nursing Home, where she resided for two months.

Ruth Helen Halverson was born June 6, 1916, to Oscar and Dorthia (Dollie) Halverson. She attended school through the eighth grade. On Sept. 6, 1936, she married Arnold Arvid Holthe in Lanesboro. Ruth worked as an egg candler, and Arnold was a school custodian. Arnold died Aug. 25, 1979.

Ruth was a member of the Sons of Norway. She would dress up in Norwegian costumes, and ride in parades. She was also a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lanesboro, Bethlehem Lutheran Sewing Club, Ladies Aid and volunteered at the Senior Center.

She is survived by two sons, Ronald (Rae) Holthe of Waseca, and Charles (Sandy) Holthe of Belleville, Wis.; four grandchildren, Sandra Stettler of Rochester, Mike Holthe of Minneapolis, Jerod Holthe of Madison, Wis., and Joleen Wodka of Madison, Wis.; and six great-grandchildren, Jack Holthe, Grace Holthe, Keora Wodka, Kate Holthe, Colette Wodka and Luke Holthe, all of Madison, Wis.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers and one sister.

The funeral service was held Monday, Jan. 28, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lanesboro, with the Rev. Kerry Eversole officiating. Burial was in Lanesboro Cemetery.

Johnson-Riley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.