Ruth Doris Crace, 95, Northfield

Published 10:52 am Thursday, June 27, 2013

Ruth Doris Crace, 95, passed away on June 26, 2013, at Three Links Reflections in Northfield, Minn.

Ruth Crace

Ruth Crace

Ruth was born on Sept. 7, 1917, the daughter of Ole Markus and Mary (Linbo) Hegna in rural Dodge County. She attended schools in rural Dodge County, Hayfield School and graduated from Austin High School. Ruth was united in marriage to James Robert Crace on Jan. 1, 1938, in St. Ansgar, Iowa. She worked for Kahler Corporation for 28 years in the clothing center. Ruth retired in 1981.

Ruth was a member of Evanger Lutheran Church and Evanger Church Circle. She enjoyed playing cards, Country Western and Old Time music, shopping, casinos, dancing and enjoyed cooking for company.

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Ruth is survived by her daughters, Donna Bakken, Racine, Minn.; Beverly (Donald) Olson, Faribault, Minn.; daughter-in-law, Kathy Crace, Golden Valley, Minn.; five grandchildren, Andrew (friend, Michele) Olson, Darci (Mike) Hill, Shawn (Dixie) Bakken, Shannin (John) Renn, Jennifer Crace; 10 great-grandchildren, Danika and Davis Hill; Mystic Olson; Austyn and Nakya Renn; Cody, Jackson, Brookelyn Bakken; Keegan and Ryan Crace; one sister, Fern Erath, Austin, Minn., and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter, Bonnie; and one son, Robert.

Czaplewski Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The funeral service for will be 2 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 2013, at the Evanger Lutheran Church, 33554 660th Ave., Sargeant, Minn., with the Rev. Dwight Dobell officiating. Interment will be in Evanger Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church on Saturday.