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Ruth Lucille Tollefsrud

Fri, Mar 15th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Ruth Lucille Tollefsrud, age 89, of Mabel, MN, formerly of Decorah, Iowa, died on Monday, March 11, 2013, at the Green Lea Manor in Mabel, MN.

Ruth is survived by her husband, Charles Tollefsrud, Mabel, MN; eight children, Cheryl Phillips, Calmar, IA; Carol (Marvin) Gunderson, Spring Grove, MN; Barbara (Tom) Davis, Canton, MN; Linda (Leo) Zeig, New Ulm, MN; Daryl (Fran) Tollefsrud, Peoria, AZ; Rhonda (Mike) Stepanek, Cedar Rapids, IA; Janet Mottet, Cedar Rapids, IA; and Patricia (Randy) Roethlisberger, Cedar Rapids, IA; nineteen grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Shirley (Bob) Brooks, Houston, TX; one brother-in-law, Allen Holkesvik, Decorah, IA; one sister-in-law, Jeanette Rustad–Stenseth, Decorah, IA; along with many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents: Abe and Olena (Lomen) Rustad; three brothers, Edward Rustad, Otis Rustad and twin brother, Russell Rustad; two sisters: Adeline Rustad and Virginia Holkesvik; one sister-in-law: Mary (Harvey) Rustad; and one son-in-law, Frank Phillips.

Funeral services were held Friday, March 15, 2013, at the Washington Prairie Lutheran Church, Decorah, IA, with Rev. Mark Kvale presiding. Burial was in the church cemetery.

The family suggests that memorials may be given in memory of Ruth Lucille Tollefsrud to the American Diabetes Association, the Washington Prairie Lutheran Church, the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home, or to the Heartland Hospice.

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