Ruth Ruud, age 97, of Olivia and formerly of Danube passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2022, at the Olivia Restorative Care Center in Olivia.  Funeral services will be Friday, November 25, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. at Dirks-Blem Funeral Home in Renville with Pastor Krey Leesman officiating.   Burial will be at Zion Methodist Cemetery in Danube.  Visitation for Ruth will be one hour prior to the services.

Ruth was born on August 10, 1925, in Gibbon, Minnesota to Gust and Minnie Thiem and attended Gibbon Public Schools.  Ruth worked in a grocery store and at a restaurant in Fairfax.  She did babysitting and later worked for the Danube Telephone Company in Danube as a phone operator and later the bookkeeper.  Ruth married Rodney Ruud on February 18, 1947, in Fairfax.  They lived in Fairfax before moving to Danube in 1953, and much later to Olivia.

Ruth volunteered for the Ladies’ Aid at United Methodist Church in Danube.  She enjoyed embroidery, reading, playing cards and bingo.  Her sense of humor and positive attitude will be missed.

Ruth is survived by her daughter Elaine (Ruud) Nyman of Inver Grove Heights, grandchildren Tom Nyman of Inver Grove Heights and Laurie (Nyman) Bell of Farmington; great grandchildren Olivia and Alex Bell; sister-in-law Mary Thiem (Darold) of California,; and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her loving husband Rodney; two brothers; six sisters; son-in-law Charles Nyman; and grandson-in-law Steve Bell.

Dirks-Blem Funeral Service, Renville, MN