FOLEY FUNERAL HOME
Greg M. Wenner, Owner
231 2ND AVENUE P.O. BOX 307
FOLEY, MINNESOTA 56329-0307
Ethel Ruhoff - 99
June 23, 1914-July 22, 2013
Ethel Ruhoff, age 99, of Sartell, died Monday, July 22, 2013 at the Country Manor Campus, Sartell.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 26, 2013 at the Country Manor Campus Chapel. The Rev. Daniel Walz will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Lawrence Catholic Cemetery, Duelm.
Friends may call from 9:30 until the time of the service on Friday at the Country Manor Chapel. Arrangements were made by the Foley Funeral Home.
Ethel Ruhoff was born June 23, 1914 in Popple Creek, MN to Ira and Catherine (McCormick) Neary. She married Clarence Ruhoff on June 23, 1941 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Duelm. The couple lived and farmed in Gilmanton Township, Benton Co., until their retirement in 1977. Clarence preceded her in death in 1984. Ethel continued to live on the farm, one mile north of Foley until 2004 when she moved to the Country Manor Assisted Living apartments in Sartell. Ethel was a homemaker and worked for Fingerhut in Princeton from 1961 until 1969. She was an active member of St. John's Catholic Church in Foley. She traveled all over the county and the world visiting relatives, her children and grandchildren. When she wasn't traveling she loved playing cards and fishing. Memorials are preferred in-lieu of flowers.
She is survived by her sons and daughter; Rod (Nancy), Eugene, OR; Tom (Gwenn), Carson City, NV; Dale (Denise), Ballarat Victoria, Australia, Ann Ruhoff (Eric Granberg), Spring Hill, FL; 6 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by parents and her husband, Clarence and brothers and sisters; Art, Leonard, Luella Adelman, Margaret Neary, Mildred Kuhn and grandson Julian Ruhoff.