Ruth Adele Thompson was born September 27, 1915, to Thomas and Josephine (McEvers) Thompson in Baker, MN, where she grew up. She graduated from high school in Barnesville, MN, and attended Interstate Business College for one year. She then returned to her parent's farm to work for her father.
On November 25, 1939, Ruth married Lawrence Connelly in Baker and they made their home on a farm in rural Sabin, MN. She raised their five children and assisted her husband on the farm until his death in 1985. In 1995, Ruth moved to Moorhead, MN, and she spent her winters in Arizona.
Ruth was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church's in both Baker and in Moorhead. She volunteered at St. Ansgar Hospital and enjoyed spending the weekends on Pelican Lake. She was also an avid golfer.
Ruth died Saturday, April 29, 2006, in Innovis Hospital, Fargo, ND, at the age of ninety.
She is survived by a son, Mike (Anita) Connelly, Baker; three daughters, Gail Suko, Erhard, MN, Gretchen Olsgard, Moorhead, and Marge (Gerald) Barth, Wannaska, MN; twelve grandchildren, Roxane Rassmenson, Paul Suko, Wendy Olsgard, Patti Olsgard, Steve Connelly, Stacy Mead, Marc Connelly, Tom Suko, Kristi Moe, John Suko, Christian Connelly, and Shane Suko; and nine great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, John, and a brother, Frank.
Visitation: Monday, May 1, 2006 from 6 - 8 PM with a prayer service at 7 PM, Korsmo Funeral Chapel, Moorhead
Funeral Service: Tuesday, May 2, 2006, at 11 AM, First Presbyterian Church, (2900 5th Street S.) Moorhead