Ruth Helen Holthe, 96
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 5:54 AM
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 Dorthy (Dollie)
Halverson. She attended school through the eighth grade. On Sept. 6, 1936,
she married Arnold Arvid Holthe in Lanesboro. She worked as an egg candler,
and Arnold was a school custodian. Arnold died Aug. 25, 1979.
She 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) of Waseca, and Charles (Sandy)
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
The funeral service was held Monday, Jan. 28, at Bethlehem Lutheran
Church in Lanesboro, with the Rev. Kerry Eversole officiating. Burial was in
Johnson-Riley Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
507-867-4310 / www.rileyfuneralhomes.com