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Ruth Gunderson

Ruth Gunderson March 23, 1943 - Dec. 28, 2013

ROSEVILLE - Ruth Gunderson (Ruth VonBank) age 70, of Roseville, MN and formerly of Danube and Clara City, died Saturday, December 28, 2013. Mass of Christian Burial is Tuesday 11:00 a.m. at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Olivia with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation is Tuesday at Dirks-Blem Funeral Home in Olivia from 9:30-10:45 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to or MN State Services for the Blind Communication Center.

Ruth Ann Gunderson was born March 23, 1943 on the family farm in Troy Township, rural Danube, MN to Henry and Caroline (Hotovec) Gunderson. She grew up on the farm and graduated from Danube High School. Ruth graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Home Economics. She married Daniel VonBank and they were later divorced. Ruth stayed at home to raise her children before earning her Associate Degree in Business Administration. As the children got older, she worked as a bookkeeper and office manager for local businesses as well as for St. Claras Catholic Church. Ruth enjoyed traveling, reading and spending time with her grandchildren.

Ruth is survived by her daughter Susan VonBank of St. Paul; her son and daughter-in-law Dean VonBank and Kate Wettergren of Chicago, IL; her three grandchildren: Spencer, Tessa and Sydney VonBank; her sister Joan Groth of St. Cloud; and her brother and sister-in-law Larry and Gloria Gunderson of Olivia. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, her brother and sister-in-law Norman and Gloria "Fran" Gunderson and her brother-in-law Lowell Groth.

Dirks-Blem funeral Service, Olivia, MN

(320) 523-1102