Gladys M. Ruter

Gladys M. Ruter
Gladys M. Ruter

Services for Gladys Mildred Ruter, 85, of Hanover were Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at Association of Free Lutheran, at 3110 East Medicine Lake Blvd. in Plymouth. Reverends Rick Johnson and Mark Tiemann officiated.

Special music was provided by Mary Longborg violinist and Michael DeVowe will be the pianist.

Interment was Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at The Hanover Village Cemetery.

Casket Bearers will be Grant Ruter, Nathan Ruter, Timothy Ruter, Benjamin Ruter, Wade Tiemann and John Tiemann.

Mrs. Ruter died peacefully at her home in Hanover Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013. She battled colon cancer for the last five years. She was born in Minneapolis on June 5, 1928, to Swedish parents, Robert and Hulda (Sandquist) Kronberg. She was the sixth of seven children.

She graduated from North High School in 1946 and worked for AT&T for nine years.

When she was 43, she graduated from practical nursing school.

On Feb. 3, 1951, she wed Martin Ruter and they were married for sixty years until he died in 2011. They had four children. In 1959, the family moved to a farm in Hanover, where she spent the rest of her life.

Throughout her life, she enjoyed reading, cooking, gardening, grandchildren and always learning. Until she was 84, she drove to northeast Minneapolis twice a month to attend a ladies’ Bible study. She would drive out of her way to pick up friends so they could come to the Bible study too. She was a born-again Christian and loved her Savior, Jesus Christ. She faithfully attended Plymouth Bible Chapel in Plymouth, for fifty years and was well loved by everyone in the church.

She was loved by her family and community and will be greatly missed.

Mrs. Ruter is survived by her sister, Marilyn; and her children, Kathy Septon-Johnson (Rick), Mark (Kandy), Lynn Tiemann (Mark), and Paul (Dee); 22 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

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