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Ruth Beach

Ruth Beach

June 23, 1917 - Feb. 19, 2009

LITCHFIELD -- Ruth Beach, 91, formerly of Litchfield, died Thursday at the Dassel Lakeside Nursing Home.

The service will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield. Burial will be in Lake Ripley Cemetery in Litchfield.

Visitation will be for one hour before the service Sunday at the church. Arrangements are by Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home of Litchfield.

She was born June 23, 1917, near Hutchinson to John and Augusta (Zabel) Lambke.

She married Maurice Beach on April 28, 1940. They farmed in the Hutchinson/Litchfield area for 40 years.

She was a member of Ness and Zion Lutheran churches, Home Extension and Ladies Circle.

She is survived by three daughters: Pat (and Dennis) Yeoman of Santa Maria, Calif., Mary (and Duane) Karjala of Red Wing, Susan (and Kevin) Johnson of Plymouth; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 2002, four brothers and three sisters.