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Ruth E. Lemke

June 12, 1930 — April 23, 2023

Fargo, ND

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Ruth Eunice Lemke (Teigland) of Fargo, ND died peacefully in her sleep at 92 years of age at Fargo Elim Care Center. Imagine her joy to wake in the welcoming presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Ruth was born June 12, 1930, to George and Gertrude Teigland in Fargo.  She attended Oak Grove Lutheran High School where she graduated in 1949. On February 10, 1951, Ruth married her high school sweetheart, Robert Lemke, at Bethel Evangelical Free Church in Fargo, which began their loving marriage of 61 years.

While Ruth worked successfully as a bookkeeper or office manager at several business offices in Fargo, she was most dedicated to her role of supporting Bob in his career endeavors and lovingly caring for their two children. This caring nature also carried over to many extended family members in their later years.

Ruth was blessed with considerable musical talents and used these gifts to serve her Lord as church pianist and organist for nearly 70 years.

In all her loving service to family, friends and her church community, Ruth’s life always reflected her complete faith and trust in God, and that trust will be her eternal legacy.

Ruth is survived by her son, Steve (Greder) Lemke, Charlottesville, VA; daughter, Kristi (Lorne) Jacobson, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; grandchildren, Niklas Lemke, Oslo, Norway; Elyse (Doug) van Spronsen, Tyler (Alexandria) Jacobson; and two great grandchildren, Perrin and Anders van Spronsen, all of Calgary.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Lois Teigland Grosz; and her beloved husband, Robert.

A Life Celebration Service for Ruth will be 1:00 PM, Saturday, June 3, 2023, in Bethel Church, Fargo.

The burial will take place in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo.

(Korsmo Funeral and Cremation Service, Moorhead, MN)

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