Print This Page

July 1, 1922 – Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Service Information
Zion Lutheran Church; Buffalo, MN
Monday, January 4, 2016
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Zion Lutheran Church; Buffalo, MN
Monday, January 4, 2016
10:00 A.M.

Ruth Susan Borscheid, age 93, of rural Buffalo, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, December 30, 2015.

She was born on a farm in Windom, Minnesota on July 1, 1922, the daughter of Christian “Christ” and Carrie (Loken) Olson. Her family moved to Buffalo, Minnesota where she attended school. She loved being in singing groups and choirs in school and church.

Ruth was confirmed in her faith on June 13, 1937 at Carlslund Evangelical Lutheran Church south of Buffalo.

On June 29, 1946, Ruth Susan Olson and Donald William Borscheid were joined in holy marriage at Carlslund Lutheran Church south of Buffalo. God blessed their marriage with four children.

Ruth enjoyed flowers and gardening, baking, cooking, crocheting, singing, and taking trips.

Ruth was a faithful, longtime member of Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo.

Preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Donald; parents; brothers, George and Robert; and sister, Mabel.

Survived by her children, David, Carol (Tim), Paul (Judy), John; 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Audrey (Alan); brother-in-law, Marlin; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Ruth Borscheid will be held on Monday, January 4th at 11:00 A.M. at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo with Pastor Luke Schmidt and Jill Davis officiating. Interment Zion Cemetery in Buffalo.

A visitation will be held on Monday, January 4th one hour prior to services at the church.

Casket bearers are Gary Gutknecht, Allen Gutknecht, Larry Davis and Bill Borscheid.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to

1 Guestbook Entry

  1. Byron Glunz

    I was sorry to hear of your mother’s passing, Paul. Our prayers are with her.


Submit a Guestbook Entry

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *