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Ruth E. Lenz

Ruth E. Lenz

Ruth E. Lenz, 88, Dickinson, died Saturday, April 5, 2014 at St. Benedicts Health Center, Dickinson, with her family and Pastor Dan by her side. Ruths funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at the United Methodist Church, Dickinson, with Rev. Dan Freed officiating. Burial will take place at the Dickinson Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., with the family present to greet friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Ladbury Funeral Service. Visitation will continue on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the church.

Ruth Eloise Cooke was born June 23, 1925 at Dickinson, the daughter of Albert and Laura (Jacobsen) Cooke. She was raised on her parents farm near Gladstone. She attended Model High in Dickinson and then went on to attend college in Iowa.

She returned to Dickinson and went to work at the 1st National Bank, and it was here where she met Harry Lenz. They married a couple of years later on October 9, 1948 at Dickinson, where they also made their home and raised their four children. She was a wonderful wife and mother whose hearts desire was to see her whole family come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. The family testifies that her life lead each of them to the saving grace of Jesus with whom she now resides in glory.

She belonged to a local sewing club. She had a love for sewing, gardening, baking, and attending her Bible study.

Ruth is survived by her husband, Harry; their four children, Linda (Dana) Morrow, Horace, Gary (Cathy) Lenz, Garretson, S.D., Kenneth Lenz, Maple Grove, Minn., and Laurie (Mark) Suko, Aberdeen, S.D.; seven grandchildren, Chasity (Jason) Boutwell, Michael (Mindy) Lenz, Christopher Lenz, Justin Morrow, John Suko, Melissa (Iain) Olmstead, and Sarah Suko; five great-grandchildren, Caden, Tate, Ty, Ellory Boutwell, and Annie Lenz; and one sister, Darlene Walls, Bozeman, Mont.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her brothers, Warren, Wesley, Richard and Dale.

Arrangements are with Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson, N.D.