Ruth Uecker, age 96, of Gaylord passed away Thursday, February 23, 2023, at Bayside Manor in Gaylord.
Funeral Service will be Thursday, March 2, 2023, 11:00 A.M. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mountville, Dryden Township, Sibley County, Minnesota, with interment in the church cemetery at a later date.
Visitation will be Wednesday, March 1, 2023, from 5:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M. at the Egesdal Funeral Home in Gaylord and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.
Ruth Johanna Alvina (Hoppe) Uecker was born on November 5, 1926, in Dryden Township, Sibley County, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Herman and Lydia (Henke) Hoppe. Ruth was baptized as an infant on November 14, 1926, and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth on March 17, 1940, both by Reverend Gustave J. Mueller, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mountville. She received her elementary education at St. John’s Parochial School in Dryden Township.
On June 1, 1947, Ruth was united in marriage to Milton Paul Uecker at St. John’s Lutheran Church by Reverend E.K. Hartenberger. After their marriage, the couple resided in Dryden Township until May of 1989 when they moved to Glencoe, they later moved back to Gaylord. Ruth and Milton were blessed with two sons. She was a loving mother and homemaker. Ruth and Milton shared 67 years of marriage, when he passed away on December 12, 2014.
Ruth was a life-long member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mountville, and was active in Youth League, Choir, Ladies Mission Society, LWML and served as AAL Branch Secretary for 45 years. She was also a member of the Pioneer Senior Citizens in New Auburn and the Glencoe Seniors.
Ruth enjoyed gardening, sewing and playing cards. She cherished the time she spent with her family and friends.
Ruth became a resident of Bayside Manor formerly Oak Terrace Assisted Living in 2012 and moved into the nursing home on February 6, 2023, and passed away there on Thursday, February 23, 2023, at the age of 96 years. Blessed be her memory.
Ruth is survived by her:
Grandson, Justin Uecker and his wife, Erin of Mayer, MN;
Great-grandchild, Seaton Uecker;
Brother-in-law and Sister-in-law, Milo Uecker and his wife, Jackie of Bird Island, MN;
Many Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Ruth was preceded in death by her Parents, Herman and Lydia Hoppe; Husband, Milton Uecker; Sons, David Uecker and Ron Uecker; Brother, Elroy (Lois) Hoppe; Brothers-in-law, Orville (Rubie) Uecker, Ruben (Lydia) Uecker, Wally (Bernette) Uecker, LeRoy (Carol) Uecker, Hank (Corrine) Uecker.
Glenda and Ronny Schuft says
Justin, it was fun getting acquainted with your grandmother when you were a little guy at First Lutheran School in Glencoe. She always made sure you had something very tasty and cute when it was your turn to bring snacks! God bless you and keep you, Justin, as you remember your dear grandmother and the salvation won on the cross for her by Jesus. Glenda and Ronny Schuft – Marvin’s parents.
Thank You I appreciate the message and kind words!