Ruth Ann Lade, age 80, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2023, at Grand Itasca Hospital in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.
Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2023, at 11:00 A.M. at Grace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, with interment in Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 18, 2023, from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.
Ruth Ann Lade was born on November 11, 1942, in Hutchinson, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Lyman and Florence (Bohn) Gjermundson. Ruth was baptized as an infant on November 29, 1942, and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth in May, 1956. She received her education in Hutchinson, and was a graduate of the Hutchinson High School Class of 1960.
On February 11, 1961, Ruth was united in marriage to her best friend, Larry Lade at Grace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. This marriage was blessed with two daughters, Dawn and Denise. Ruth and Larry made their home in Hutchinson where they shared 45 years of marriage until Larry passed away on May 13, 2006.
Ruth was self-employed and owned several businesses. She was marked as one of the first female realtors in Hutchinson. Ruth was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson.
Ruth enjoyed bowling, playing cards with friends and family, spending time with her grandchildren, going to baseball stadiums, watching the Twins and Vikings play, and spoiling her dog, Oreo.
Ruth passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2023, at Grand Itasca Hospital in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, at the age of 80 years.
Blessed be her memory.
Ruth is survived by her:
Daughters, Dawn Owczarzak of Decatur, AL,
Denise Giese and her husband, Bill of Grand Rapids, MN;
Grandchildren, Aaron (Reba) Owczarzak, Jennifer Owczarzak, Zachary (Carly) Giese, Madison (Chris) Cobler, Alexis Giese, and Danica Giese;
Great Granddaughter, Emersyn, and two on the way;
Special A.F.S Daughter, Eliete “Li” Lopes/Silva and her husband, J.R of Campinas, Brazil;
Special Friend/Honorary Daughter, Karen Pachan and her husband, Rick of Hutchinson, MN;
Beloved Companion and Best Friend, dog Oreo;
Many other relatives and friends.
Ruth is preceded in death by her Husband, Larry; Parents, Lyman and Florence Gjermundson; Special Aunt, Hazel Bohn; Father and Mother-in-law, August and Mabel Lade.
Colleen and Larry Wagner says
Dawn and Denise and the rest of your family… we are so sorry to hear about Ruth but we know she hasn’t been well!
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Cindy Karg says
With deepest sympathy! My thoughts and prayers are with. May all the wonderful memories you’ve all shared fill your hearts during this difficult time.
Kristine Farenbaugh says
I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom.
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Cherish the memories you had with your Mom.
Mark Santelman says
Dawn, Denise, It is with deep sadness that I learn about the passing of Ruth. As a kid growing up in Hutch and in my faith at Grace Lutheran it was the quiet examples of your mom and dad and others at Grace that I admired and looked up to along with my parents. Yet, on the other hand, I envy Ruth…she is home with her Savior. May the Lord bless you and keep you, Mark Santelman (Winthrop, MN)
Elaine Malchow says
Dawn and Denise sorry to hear about Ruth. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Your Mom and I had some pretty good conversations in the past and I will miss her as a friend.
Donna (Ondracek) Engelen says
My sympathies to all.
Jena (Telecky) Veenstra says
I am so sorry to hear about Ruth. I have many memories of her at the bowling center while I worked there. She was also so upbeat and had a smile on her face. May she rest in peace.
Gladys (Schmandt) Schlueter says
Dawn and Denise and family, you have my deepest sympathy.
john tews says
im gonna miss u also are phone calls my deepest sympathy
Paula Graff says
Denise and Dawn
Condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mom. Our prayers for peace and comfort to you.
Pam Payne & Paula Graff (Bebensee)
Kim Heikes says
Ruth was a sweetheart of a lady! I ran into her several times while we were shopping at Shopko. During Covid I checked in with her a couple of times to see if there was anything she needed — with all the friends she has in the area, she was well covered! I’ll miss seeing her smile in unexpected places. Blessings to her family. What a joy that you can rest in knowing you will see her again one day. Find comfort in the memories.
Marlys & Denny Rustman says
Dawn, Denise & families. You have our sincere sympathy at the passing of Ruth Ann. So many fond memories of time spent together as we grew up & when you two were little. Life happens and we didn’t see each other much in later years but the memories are still there. Hugs to all of you as you deal with the changes in your lives.
Sarah McGraw says
Dawn and Denise sorry to hear about your mom, live on with her memories
Sarah ( Ratike) McGraw
Gladys Macik says
You all have my sympathy;; Very nice lady;; I use too bowl with her;;
Betty Braun says
So sorry to hear about Ruth! She was a great friend I met through bowling and we’d been friends since!
Mary Ann Kerkvliet says
I was sorry to learn of Ruth’s death. She was a treasured friend. May she rest in peace.
Peace and Gentle Blessings
Mary Ann Kerkvliet
Millie Goodermont says
Dear Ruth’s family,
I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. Ruth was an amazing mentor to me in high school when I worked for her at Her Special Day. She and my mother, Ellie, were especially close and Ruth had sent notes online for my own mothers memorial. Reconnecting will have to wait for heaven. My heart feels so sad at this news. Prayers to you all.