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Service Information
Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Maple Lake, MN
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
One hour prior to services

Ruth Anne Sunvold, age 74 of Rogers, MN passed away on May 23, 2013. Funeral service on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 11 AM at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Maple Lake, MN. Visitation one hour prior to service at the church. Interment at Hayden Cemetery, Madison, MN.
Ruth was born on Dec. 21, 1938 to Gustav & Gladys (Baker) Klefsaas in Lake Shore Township, Lac Qui Parle Co., MN. She graduated from Madison High School and attended the University of Minnesota. She married Wesley Sunvold on May 2, 1959 in Madison, MN. Ruth enjoyed living on a Minnesota farm, the smell of lilacs, rhubarb, baseball, learning, playing cards with her card clubs, and visiting Disney World. Ruth loved music, and directed church choirs and taught piano lessons for decades. Her greatest joy was her family: husband, children, daughter-in-law, granddaughter Piper (her special girl), granddaughter Reagan (her catcher), parents, siblings, in-laws, and nephews and nieces. Ruth lived with grace, and the peace of Christ, in her heart, which she shared with all in spirit, actions, and words. This was her greatest testament. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Wesley; daughter, Judy Sunvold; son, John (Peggy) Sunvold; granddaughters Piper & Reagan; brother, Donald Klefsaas; sisters, Carol Abild and Lois Klefsaas; sister-in-law, Mavis Klefsaas; sister-in-law, Phyllis (John Arlen) Johnson; brother-in-law, Roger (Marge) Sunvold; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Gustav and Gladys Klefsaas, brother Harold Klefsaas, and brother-in-law Gerald Abild; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Marvin and Mildred Sunvold. Memorials preferred to Samaritan’s Purse.

9 Guestbook Entries

  1. Joan Grammond

    Dear Wes and family, Roger and I are so sorry for your loss of Ruth. You are in our prayers and thoughts. Joan and Roger Grammond

  2. Ken & Karen Benner

    Ruth was truly an inspiration for all who knew her. We share in her loss and offer our most sincere sympathy.
    Ken & Karen

  3. David Trelstad

    My sympathies to the family and friends of Ruthie. She was a great friend in high school, always with a smile. She will be missed by all who knew her. God Bless her memory.

  4. Doug johnson

    Dear Wes, Judy, John, Peggy, and grand girls — We are deeply saddened for you for your loss, but Jesus has won the victory over death! Ruthie has a great faith and trust in our Lord and Savior! Be not saddened but rejoice in knowing that she has eternal life that has been promised to her. We all loved her and will miss her greatly! Love, Doug, Peggy & family

  5. Lyle & Gloria Thompson

    Wes and family; we want to offer our condolences. Ruthie was a very good friend in high school. Very talented lady. We recall having dinner with you in Eugene, OR, a few years ago.

  6. Jeff & Tracy Griffin

    One more beautiful soprano in heaven! You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this tough time. I have so very many wonderful memories of your family and was terribly blessed to be greeted by Ruth’s smile every time I met her.

  7. Dixon and Betty Skjod

    We were so saddened to learn of Ruth’s death. We are sorry that we cannot make the funeral because of prior commitments. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Wes and your family.

  8. Gerry and Barb Tollakson

    Wes and family; We were so saddened to hear of Ruthie’s death. We have so many memories of the Sunvold/Klefsaas families. We are sorry we will not be able to attend the funeral but hope to see you in the near future. God’s blessings to all of you.

  9. Sandra J. Marks

    Wes and family; So sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. I know she had been very ill for a long time. My Sincerest Sympathy….


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