Ruth M. Thayer

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Ruth M. Thayer

Ruth M. Thayer
May 19, 1920 – December 26, 2016
Ruth M. Thayer, 96, of Benson, formerly of Kerkhoven, died Monday, December 26th at Golden Living Center-Meadow Lane in Benson. 

Her funeral will be 11:00 am, Monday, January 2nd at Evangelical Free Church in Kerkhoven with burial in Hillside Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5-7 pm, Sunday at the church and continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.  Funeral arrangements are with Harvey Anderson Kerkhoven Funeral Home.
Ruth Marie was born on May 19, 1920, in Louriston Township, Chippewa County, Minnesota, the daughter of John and Elva (Stauffer) Hubin.  She grew up in Louriston Township, attended District 36 for her schooling and later attended Sunnyside Bible Academy in Freemont, SD.
On September 26, 1940, Ruth was united in marriage to Frank Thayer on the Hubin Family Farm near Maynard.  Following their marriage, they lived on a farm near Kerkhoven until moving into Kerkhoven in 1974.  In November of 2013, Ruth moved to Golden Living Center in Benson.
Her pride and joy was her family and her devotion and commitment to the Lord was evident in all that she did.  She was a faithful prayer warrior and spent time reading her Bible.  Ruth had accepted the Lord as her personal Savior at a young age.  She was a member of the Kerkhoven Evangelical Free Church where she had taught Sunday School, was active in the women’s ministries, Awana and served as a Deaconess.
Ruth enjoyed gardening, quilting and embroidery.  Most of her family have received quilts with many love filled stitches.  She was a great mother, a wonderful grandmother and great grandmother.
Surviving are her children: Marie (Dennis) Johnson of Murdock; Marlys (Roland) Burquest of Elk River; Bev Harvey of Lakeville and Steve (Karen) Thayer of Kerkhoven; 13 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Frank in 2005; brothers: Garreth, Ronald, Sam and John; and sisters: Evangeline, Grace, Katherine and Helen, and three brothers in infancy.

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