|Ruth Steen, 91|
|Written by TRF Times|
Eden Prairie - Ruth Steen, 91, died Saturday, June 9, 2012 in Eden Prairie.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 19 at Calvary Lutheran Church of Golden Valley. Visitation will be held one hour before services at church.
Ruth Naomi (Framstad) Steen was born in Valley City, N.D. on April 24, 1921. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth with a degree in Speech Therapy. She was married in 1942 to Leland Steen in Valley city, N.D.
Leland served as a Lutheran pastor in Moose Lake and Richfield, Richmond Beach, Wash., Thief River Falls, Proctor, and Rockford, Ill. Ruth’s love for her Lord expressed itself in service to the members of the churches where they served.
After Leland retired, they moved to Issaquah, Wash., where Ruth worked at the Lutheran Bible Institute as the conference coordinator. They both retired in Casa Grand, Ariz. In 1993, they returned to Minnesota and lived at Calvary Center Cooperative in Golden Valley.
Her last residence was at Pioneer Estates in Eden Prairie.
Ruth is survived by her children, Cynthia (Dennis) Jindra, Mark (Lynette) Steen, Tamra (George) Nelson, Deborah (David) Hall and Rebecca (David) Brown; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister in-law, Betsy Framstad of Marinette, Wis.; and many relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be sent to Augsburg College or Luther Seminary in Minneapolis.