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Ruth L. Hovland

Obituary Information

Service Details

VISITATION

Date:
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Time: 10:00 to 11:00 A.M.

Location:
St. Olaf Lutheran Church
Austin, Minnesota

 

FUNERAL SERVICE

Date:
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Time: 11:00 A.M.

Location:
St. Olaf Lutheran Church
Austin, Minnesota

BURIAL

Grandview Cemetery
Austin, Minnesota

 

Obituary

Ruth L. Hovland, age 97 of Shakopee, Minnesota, formerly of Austin, died Saturday, August 19, 2017, at St. Gertrude’s Health and Rehabilitation Center in Shakopee.  Ruth was born November 13, 1919 in Northwood, Iowa to Laur and Emma (Jensen) Spilde.  Ruth was a graduate of Albert Lea High School.  On March 22, 1941 she was united in marriage to Emery G. Hovland at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa.  Ruth and Emery resided in Austin where they raised their four children.  Emery passed away in in October of 2005, and in 2010 Ruth moved to Shakopee to be near her children.  She was a longtime member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin where she was an active circle member.  She was also a lifetime member of the DAV Auxiliary. 

Ruth is survived by her children Gary (Carol) Hovland of Farmington, MN, Janice Godfrey of Bloomington, MN, Jane (Steve) Clay of Shakopee, MN, Ronald (Katey) Hovland of Rockford, MN; by 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, and 3 nieces.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Emery; son-in-law James Godfrey; sisters Irene and Alice; brothers Roger, Richard, and Orville; great-grandchild Baby Boy Spanier.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin with Pastor Mark Niethammer officiating.  Interment will follow at Grandview Cemetery in Austin.  Visitation will be held on Thursday morning for one hour prior to services, from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at church.   Memorial’s in Ruth’s memory may be directed to St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin. Services prearranged and performed by Worlein Funeral Home of Austin.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

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