Storeby, Ruth Elizabeth (Anderson) (1918-2009)

Ruth Storeby, 91, of Fergus Falls, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, at the Broen Memorial Home.

Ruth Elizabeth Storeby was born April 22, 1918, in Lincoln Township, rural Strandquist, Minn., to Eugene R. and Anna (Isaasckson) Anderson. She attended Oakdale Country School in Nelson Park Township through the eighth grade and then worked for Sam Hodne until her marriage.

On Jan. 25, 1942, Ruth married the late Robert O. Storeby of Strandquist at Pastor Erickson home. Witnesses were Julia Thompson, sister of the bride, and Clarence Kittleson. Ruth received her GED and worked at the Strandquist School as a cook for several years.

In 1976 she moved from Strandquist to Fergus Falls where she worked at the Fergus Falls Hospital until 1979 when an accident prevented her from working. From 2002 to 2009 she lived with her daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Roy Lemke and in July of 2009 became a resident of the Broen Home. She always enjoyed returning to the Strandquist area to visit family and friends and was a faithful reader of the North Star News.

Ruth was baptized, confirmed and was a member of Bethesda Lutheran Church in Strandquist. She taught Sunday School and was the Sunday School Superintendent for many years. Ruth had a life long commitment to Jesus Christ and was a kind and devoted Christian woman.

She is survived by three children: Sharon (Roy) Lemke of Fergus Falls, Marshall (Arlene) Storeby of Warroad, Minn., and Mari Lynn (Marvin) Richter of Bethlehem, Pa.; six grandsons and one granddaughter: Daniel, David, Matthew and Jonathan Lemke, Michael and Micah Richter and Michelle (Richter) Sack; 13 great-grandchildren; a brother, Harold (Lois) Anderson of Park River, N.D., and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert O. Storeby, on May 29, 1959; her parents, E.R. and Anna Anderson; a brother, Art Anderson; a sister, Julia Kittleson; brothers-in-law, Ernest Thompson and Clarence Kittleson; and a sister-in-law, Alyce Anderson.

[Interred Mamrelund cemetery]

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky