A memorial service for Ruth Helen (Wallen) Bruess will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 25, 2014, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Benson, Minnesota, with the Rev. Dennis McManus officiating. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church.
On July 13, 2014, we lost a very special person. Ruth passed away peacefully at the Glenwood Retirement Village in Glenwood, Minnesota
Ruth Helen (Wallen) Bruess was born on December 9, 1935, to Millard Cornelius and Clara Mathilda (Emblem) Wallen in Clarkfield, Minnesota.
She was baptized and confirmed at Israel Lutheran Church, grew up on the family farm, and graduated from Clarkfield High School.
On September 10, 1955, Ruth married the love of her life, Elroy Harlan Bruess, Jr., at Israel Lutheran Church in Clarkfield. They made their home in Benson for over 57 years and there they raised their family of four children.