Ruth Genevieve Lee, 88, of Spring Grove, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at Tweeten Lutheran Healthcare Center in Spring Grove.

She was born April 20, 1924, in Spring Grove Township, to Nels and Selma (Tyribakken) Kjome. She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove. Ruth was a 1941 Spring Grove High School graduate.

On Aug. 26, 1945, Ruth married Odell Lee at Trinity Lutheran Church. The couple farmed in Spring Grove Township before moving into Spring Grove. Odell preceded her in death Oct. 5, 1991.

She worked at the Spring Grove Creamery, Mansfield Industries, Control Data, Bjerke's Hardware Store and Muller's Meat Market. She was an excellent cook, seamstress and housekeeper.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and its women's groups.

Survivors include her children, Jerry (Joyce) Lee of Spring Grove and Judith Reinhardt of Fort Myers, Fla.; four grandchildren, Jennifer Jahasski, Jeffrey Reinhardt, Jeremy (Amy) Lee and Jodi (Rob Christman) Lee; and great-grandchildren, Kyle and Breanna Lee and twins Ava and Dylan Lee; a sister, Audrey (Jerry) Ellingson of Spring Grove; sisters-in-law, Ione Kjome of Spring Grove and Helen Herseth of Ray, Minn.; and stepsisters, Barbara (Jerry) Brown, Beverly (Russell) Welch and Marilyn Staupe.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, John, Norvin "Joe" and Jerome; a sister, Marilyn (Cliff) Rasmussen; and her stepmother, Bessie Kjome.

Funeral services were March 25 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove. Pastor Stephanie Frey officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.

The Roble Funeral Home in Spring Grove assisted the family with arrangements.