|Ruth Klosterman, 81|
|Written by TRF Times|
Thief River Falls - Ruth Klosterman, 81, died on Sunday, January 2, 2005 at her son’s home in Andover, with her three children by her side.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, January 6, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls, with Rev. Arlen Hermodson officiating. Interment was held at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 7, at St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Wyndmere, N.D.
Ruth Delores Liudahl was born on November 13, 1923 in Kindred, N.D. She attended school in Kindred, N.D. and later became a teacher.
On June 12, 1950, Ruth was united in marriage to James Klosterman in Wyndmere, N.D, where they lived for eight years. They moved to Fargo, N.D. for four years and then to Thief River Falls. Ruth taught classes from the elementary level to the high school level for 55 years. Some of the schools she taught in include, Wyndmere, N.D., Barney, N.D. and St. Bernard’s, Challenger, Knox, Mark Twain and Northrup Schools all in Thief River Falls.
Ruth loved teaching, bowling, cross-stitch, sewing, bingo and especially loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was an avid Minnesota Wild, Twins and Viking fan. Ruth also enjoyed spending summers at Ottertail Lake.
Ruth is survived by three children: daughter, LeAnn (David) Quinn of Louisville, Ky., son Kurt (Deana) Klosterman of Andover and Joseph (Anneke) of Thief River Falls; seven grandchildren; sister Adeline (Al) Gedde of Fergus Falls; and brother Neil (Kathleen) Liudahl of Bowling Green, Ky.
She was preceded in death by husband James in 1979; her parents; and one sister, Ruth Naomi.