Ruth Marion (Rients) Voss, age 90 of Lakefield, entered into rest on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at Oak Terrace in North Mankato, Minnesota. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, November 13, 2020 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Sioux Valley, with Pastor Adam Jacobsen and Reverend Phil Beukema officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service at the church. Burial will take place following the funeral service at the Sioux Valley Cemetery.
Masks are required to be worn inside the church. The funeral service will be live streamed on the Osterberg Funeral Home facebook page.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.
Ruth Marion Voss, age 90 of North Mankato, MN passed away on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at Oak Terrace in North Mankato.
Ruth was born March 7, 1930 to John and Elizabeth (Lubben) Rients at her parents’ farm in Rost Township, Jackson County. She was raised in the Lutheran faith, was baptized March 30, 1930 by Rev. H Meyer and confirmed on April 12, 1944 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Rost Township. Ruth attended school at District 88, St. Paul’s Lutheran School as well as graduating in 1948 from Sioux Valley High School.
Ruth married James R. Voss on December 10, 1950 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church by Pastor Theo Krenzke. They farmed in Rost and Round Lake Township. Ruth worked at the Sioux Valley Log Cabin, Rudy’s Steak House, Campbell Soup Company, Unisys and Technical Services for Electronics retiring in July 1993. James passed away at their farm on September 12, 1997.
Ruth enjoyed all sports (Minnesota Timberwolves, Lynx, Twins) and especially loved watching her grandchildren and great grandchildren play. She also loved putting puzzles together, playing cards, Sequence, Uno and Dominos with family and friends. Polka music was very important to her and she enjoyed Saturday morning Bandwagon as well as Molly B and Big Joe on RFD.
Ruth is survived by her six children: Janice (Jon) Schwichtenberg of North Mankato, MN, Dennis “Butch” (Jane) Voss of Sioux Falls, SD, Darold “Tub” (Amy) Voss of Jackson, MN, Lisa (Jim) Spier of North Mankato, MN , Connie (Scott) Barrett of Mantorville, MN, Duane (Lori Beeck) of Lakefield, MN, Son-in Law James “Bob” (Nedra) McBreen of Brainerd, MN, and “special” son Duane (Sandy) Roslansky of Oshkosh, WI. She is also survived by fifteen grandchildren: Jodi (Jamie) Meister, Jena (Paul) Ostermann, Brad (Cris) Voss, Karen (Eric) Beckmann, Bryan (Kelley) Voss, Quinn (Mark) McBreen, Keenan McBreen, Lindsay (Matt) Wilber, Liz (Corey) Christensen, Aaron (Amy) Spier, Tyler Spier, Brooke Barrett, Breanne (Luke) Barrett, Colton Voss, Justus Voss and Marshall Beeck. Also surviving are twenty one great grandchildren: Lucas, Logan, Caleb AJ, Ben, Nathan, Tyson, Lizzie, Cadence, Chandler, Camden, Riley, Emma, James, Jonny, Aydon, Archor, Damon, Brynnly, Grace and Owen; brother Melvin “Bud” Rients, sister-in laws Donna Voss and Sharon Voss.
She is preceded in death by her husband James, daughters Karla McBreen and Darla Ann Voss, parents John and Elizabeth Rients, in-laws August and Bertha Voss, sisters Leona Milbrath and Eda Nauschutz, great grandson Mason Meister and other relatives.
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