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Published June 08, 2013, 12:00 AM

Ruth Langseth

Ruth E. Langseth 97, of Glyndon, MN, passed into glory June 5, 2013 at Viking Manor, Ulen, MN.

Ruth was born in rural Clay County March 7, l916. She was the eleventh child of Joseph and Emma (Bodeen) Rosenquist. Ruth attended School District #102 from 1922 to 1929 and graduated from Glyndon High School in l933. She worked as a domestic in Fargo from l933 to March 15, l936, when she married Norman Langseth. Ruth and Norman bought a dairy farm south of Glyndon during the Depression where they lived for 68 years until Norman's death in 2004. Ruth was busy on the farm raising 6 children and 6 foster children. She filled her days with gardening, quilting, sewing, canning and occasionally hand milking a cantankerous Holstein.

Ruth Langseth

Ruth E. Langseth 97, of Glyndon, MN, passed into glory June 5, 2013 at Viking Manor, Ulen, MN.

Ruth was born in rural Clay County March 7, l916. She was the eleventh child of Joseph and Emma (Bodeen) Rosenquist. Ruth attended School District #102 from 1922 to 1929 and graduated from Glyndon High School in l933. She worked as a domestic in Fargo from l933 to March 15, l936, when she married Norman Langseth. Ruth and Norman bought a dairy farm south of Glyndon during the Depression where they lived for 68 years until Norman's death in 2004. Ruth was busy on the farm raising 6 children and 6 foster children. She filled her days with gardening, quilting, sewing, canning and occasionally hand milking a cantankerous Holstein.

In their retirement years, Norm and Ruth spent their winters in Apache Junction, AZ.

Ruth is survived by six children, Carol (Gordon) Ekre, Hawley, MN, Keith (Lorraine) Langseth, Glyndon, N. Ellery (Eleanor) Langseth, Lake Park, MN, Shirley (Larry) Swenson, Glyndon, Beverly (Allen) Gjersvig, Mesa, AZ, and Laurel (Ronald) Gerig, Buckeye, AZ; 18 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; 7 step great-grandchildren; 14 step great-great-grandchildren; and four foster children.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, 10 brothers and sisters, her husband, one grandchild, 2 great-grandchildren and 2 step great-grandchildren.

Visitation: Sunday, June 9, 2013, 4 PM to 6 PM, with prayer service at 6 PM, in Maranatha Free Lutheran Church, Glyndon. Funeral: Monday, June 10, 2013 10:30 AM in Maranatha Free Lutheran Church. Interment: Riverside Cemetery, Glyndon. Arrangements are by Korsmo Funeral Service, Moorhead, MN.

Online guestbook www.korsmofuneralservice.com

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