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“To the best bread maker I will ever know.  Ruth has always had such a special place in our hearts.  We loved her very much. ”
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Remembering the life of Ruth Marie Pedersen…



  The Funeral Service for Ruth Marie Pedersen of Albert Lea will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, January 23, 2009 at the Hartland Evangelical Lutheran Church.  Pastor Dennis Schmidt will officiate.  Interment will be in Hartland



Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4-7 on Thursday at Bonnerup Funeral Service Albert Lea, and one hour before the service at the church.



   Ruth,  went to her heavenly home on Monday morning January 19, 2009.  She died at her daughter’s home, surrounded by the love of her family. She was 91. She was born on February 1, 1917, in Albert Lea, Minnesota the daughter of Adolph and Ida G. (Moen) Wangsness.  On April 6, 1943, she was united in marriage to Karl Pedersen and they were blessed with two children Donald and Karol. She was a life-long area resident.



   Faith and family were the focus of Ruth’s life.  She was an active member of Hartland Evangelical Lutheran Church where she had taught Sunday School



and was active in the Rebekah-Ruth Circle and Ladies Aid. She lived to care for and nurture her family, in her later years she  especially treasured being surrounded by her grandchildren and great grandchildren.



   She enjoyed a good game of cards, crocheting, doing puzzles, and traveling with her husband and later with her grandchildren.  She will be greatly missed by her family, children: Donald J. (Susan B.) Pedersen of Albert Lea, Karol J. (Mark) Foster of Ellendale; grandchildren: Michael Foster of Geneva, Laura (Paul) Stene of Hartland, Kurt (Libby)



Foster of Owatonna, Lisa (Andrew) Jenson of Welch, MN, Diana (Mathew) Beckmann of Hartland, Lyndon Pedersen of Hartland, Tony Foster and his girlfriend Tracy Callahan of Ellendale, Amy (Joe) Louks of Ellendale; great grandchildren: Josephine, Johnathan and Jaclyn Jenson of Welch, MN, Michael and Holly Stene of Hartland, Evan Beckmann of Hartland and Claire Foster of Owatonna, sister-in-law Mary Pedersen of Denmark and many nieces, nephews and a host of friends.



   She was preceded in death by her  parents, her husband Karl in 1991, sisters: Dorothy Gramcko, Charlotte Loring, Laura Beckel,  Irma Virkus and a brother Paul Wangsness.



  Ruth will be fondly remembered as a charming “little” lady with a heart overflowing with faith and love.

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