Johnson, Ruth (Engebretson) (1917-2010)

Ruth was born on March 19, 1917 and passed away on Thursday, November 4, 2010.

Ruth was a resident of Thief River Falls, Minnesota at the time of her passing.

She attended school in Holt.

She was married to Clifford.

Funeral services will be 10:30 AM, Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls, MN with Rev. Greg Schram officiating. Burial will follow in the Rindal Cemetery, New Solum Township, Marshall County, MN. Visitation will be held from 5-8 PM, Monday, November 8, 2010 at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls, MN with a prayer service at 7:00 PM. Visitation will also be held for one hour prior to the funeral service at the church on Tuesday.


Ruth Johnson, 93, died Thursday, November 4, 2010 at Thief River Care Center, Thief River Falls, MN.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nocember 9, 2010 at our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls, MN, with Rev. Greg Schram officiating. Casket Bearers included Steven Hohmstrom, Craig Holmstrom, Barry Holmstrom, Larry Myhrer, Gary Johnson and Randy Johnson. Honorary casketbearers include Lowell Trochmann, Mark Johnson, and Timthy McCabe. Interment followed at Rindal Cemetery, New Solum Township, Marshall County, MN.

Ruth Johnson was born on March 19, 1917, in Holt, MN to the late Nils and Olianna (Hanson) Engebretson. She attended school in Holt and was baptized and confirmed in the Christian Faith.

On November 18, 1937, Ruth was united in marriage to Clifford Melvin Johnson at Thief River Falls, MN. The couple made their home in New Solum Township, Marshall County, MN, where they raised their two children. Clifford died on March 28, 1993, and Ruth continued to live on their farmstead until she entered the Thief River Care Center in October 2007.

Ruth was a homemaker. She like to embroider and bake bread, and visit with friends and family. She was a member of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church of Thief River Falls.

Ruth is survived by her son, Dale (Annette) Johnson of Newfolden; her grandchildren: Mark (Kathy) Johnson of Bemidji, MN and Susan (Timothy) McCabe of Owatonna, MN; Great-grandchildren: Riley Miller, William, Benjamin, Matthew, Finn and Ava Johnson and Zachary and Allison McCabe; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford, on March 28, 1993; daughter, Barbara; her parents; and sisters, Olive and Agnes.