Ruth Nelson, age 100, of Buffalo Lake, Minnesota, formerly of Glencoe, Minnesota, passed away Thursday, July 5, 2018, at Buffalo Lake Health Care Center in Buffalo Lake, Minnesota.
Memorial Services will be held Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 11:00 A.M. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, Minnesota, with interment following at the Glencoe City Cemetery in Glencoe, Minnesota.
Gathering of Family & Friends will be held Wednesday, July 11, 2018, from 10:00-11:00 A.M., one hour prior the service.
Ruth Marie (Slipka) Nelson was born on May 31, 1918, in St. Paul, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Henry and Rose (Korson) Slipka. Ruth was baptized as an infant on June 9, 1918, at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in St. Paul, Minnesota, and was later confirmed in her faith as an adult on February 8, 1948, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, Minnesota, by Pastor A. Streufert. She received her education at a country school near Stewart.
On March 29, 1940, Ruth was united in marriage to Otto Flemming in Brookfield Township, rural Cosmos. After their marriage, the couple resided in Cosmos and Glencoe. Ruth and Otto were blessed with three children, Duane, Dale and Darlene.
On December 8, 1964, Ruth was united in marriage to Herb Nelson in Glencoe. After their marriage the couple resided in Glencoe.
Ruth was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe.
Ruth enjoyed playing bingo, and doing word find puzzles.
When she needed assistance with her daily care, Ruth became a resident of the Buffalo Lake Health Care Center for 29 years and passed away there on July 5, 2018, at the age of 100 years. Blessed be her memory.
Ruth is survived by her:
Sons, Duane (Su) Flemming of Coon Rapids, MN, and
Dale (Judy) Flemming of Alexandria, MN;
Grandchildren, Deb (Randy) Husser of Rochester, MN,
Jim (Judy) Flemming of Hutchinson, MN,
Jason Flemming of Monticello, MN,
Susan (Tony Sipe) Flemming of Coon Rapids, MN,
Chris (Hanna) Flemming of Lewisville, TX,
Jenny (Jim) Lamb of Alexandria, MN,
Laurie (Mark) Ratajesak of Rose City, MN;
15 Great Grandchildren;
3 Great Great Grandchildren;
Stepdaughter, LouElla Benson;
Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.
Ruth was preceded in death by her Parents, Henry and Rose Slipka; First Husband, Otto Flemming; Second Husband, Herb Nelson; Daughter, Darlene (Flemming) Draeger; Son-in-Law, Arnold Draeger; Siblings, Helen Lange, Rose Westphal, Harry Slipka; Stepson, Rueben Flemming.