Ruth E. Feldhus - Estelline

Jan. 20, 1926 – June 13, 2017

Ruth E. Feldhus, 91, of Estelline died Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at the Estelline Nursing and Care Center. 

Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church in Estelline. Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Geise Funeral Chapel in Estelline.

 Ruth E. Borsvold was born on Jan. 20, 1926, in Brookings, the daughter of Lawrence and Ethel (Doop) Borsvold. Ruth was a graduate of the Volga High School in 1944.  After receiving her education she was employed at the Brookings Telephone Office for two years.  She married George Feldhus on April 17, 1946, in Sioux Falls.  After their marriage they farmed near Bruce until 1952 when they moved to a farm in Laketon Township in Brookings County.  George and Ruth retired in 1989 and moved into Estelline.  George died  Jan. 23, 2013, in Estelline.

 Ruth was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church of Demster, the Ladies Aid where she held several offices and also a member of the Peppy Pals Extension Club.  

She enjoyed working on puzzles, watching the Minnesota Twins baseball, and was known for her chocolate cakes.  She especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends and laughing at a good joke.

She is survived by two sons, Robert Feldhus of Arlington and Harlan (Sue) Feldhus of Bruce; a daughter Velma (Jack) Kreul of Hayti, 10 grandchildren and  14 great-grandchildren,.

 She was preceded in death by her husband, two daughters (Marsha, Wanda), one brother (Howard), a sister (Betty “Lorraine”).

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