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    Goodridge - Ruth Liedberg, 93, of Goodridge, died on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.  
    Funeral Services were held Friday, Dec. 14 at Faith Lutheran Church in Goodridge, with Rev. Bob Dahlen officiating.  Interment was held at the Germantown Cemetery, rural Goodridge.
    Ruth Elvine (Risteigen) Liedberg was born Aug.13, 1919, in Oak Park Township, the daughter of Thorsten and Thora (Thorstenson) Risteigen.  Both her parents and grandparents were born in Norway. Her father was nine years old when he came over with his parents and her mother was 21 years old when she came with her mother and some of her siblings.
     Ruth was baptized into the Lutheran faith in January 1920. In 1933, she was confirmed. Ruth graduated from Oslo High School in 1937 and from the East Grand Forks Teacher Training Department in 1938. She taught for four years in rural schools in Marshall County and worked the next two years at the True Foods Dehydration Potato Plant and at Swimmasters, making life preservers for military use during World War II.
     She married Harry Liedberg of Goodridge, on Nov. 25, 1944 in the original Zion Church in Oslo. Harry was the son of Carl and Alma Liedberg, who were born in Sweden and came to America the year they were married, in 1915.
     Harry and Ruth operated a dairy farm with purebred Guernsey cattle. Harry passed away in February 1963.  
    In 1965, Ruth started working as a secretary for the Goodridge High School Principal and held that position for 18 years. She loved to travel, so made numerous bus trips throughout the U.S. and Canada, and spent time in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland.
     Ruth was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church and the Eve Circle. She enjoyed church and her women’s group. Ruth was the first teacher of the Release Time program. She enjoyed all kinds of handiwork, making many quilts, reading and crossword puzzles, until macular degeneration took most of her eyesight, causing her to give up many of the things she enjoyed doing and going to. Ruth enjoyed planting trees, playing Skipbo and spending time at her lake cabin.
     She is survived by daughters, Rosemary (Quentin) Pfutzenreuter, Elgin, N.D.; Jane (Pete) Comstock, Roseau; son, Howard Liedberg, Goodridge; granddaughter, Olivia Comstock; great-grandson, Tyler Kovarik and his father Michael Kovarik; brother Bobby (Peggy) Risteigen of Oslo.
     She was preceded in death by her husband Harry in 1963; granddaughter, Sondra Pfutzenreuter Kovarik in 1996; and sisters and brothers, Gladys, Helen, Thelma, Alpha, Rueben, Halvor and Norman.
     Condolences may be sent at www.johnsonfuneralservice.com.        A00003B2012DC19
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