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Ruth Elizabeth Wilson

September 9, 1940 — August 28, 2022

Winona, MN

Ruth Elizabeth Wilson, 81, of Winona, MN passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Aug. 28,2022. She was born on Sept. 9, 1940 in Lacrosse, WI to William and Beatrice Eckert. She married Carmen Wilson on Sept. 13, 1957 in Winona, MN.

Together they raised a family of 8 children. James Wilson (Rebecca) of Winona, Peggy Mehrkens (Rich) of Goodhue, Betty Arens (Jeff) of Kellogg, Carmen Wilson (Carolyn) of Winona, Jeff Wilson of Millville, Mark Wilson (special friend (Paw) of Faribault, Lisa Gusa (Bradley) of Kellogg, Karen Anderson (Lance) of Rochester. Ruth has 18 grandchildren and 26 great­ grandchildren. She has three brothers. Gerald Eckert (Judy) of Kenosha, William Eckert of Kenosha, Henry Eckert of Red Wing

Ruth spent most of her life working side by side with her husband Carmen on many farms in various states. Ruth's greatest joy in life was raising her family and instilling in all of us the love we have for one another to this day. We were a quiet family but was taught to love one another deeply. She truly enjoyed family and friends. She will always be remembered as a wonderful mother. Ruth was a member of the Eagles Club in Winona and worked at the Winona Volunteer Services in her later years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Carmen on (Jan. 22,1996), infant daughter, three granddaughters and one grandson.

A Celebration of Ruth’s Life will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, September 2 at the Hoff Celebration of Life Center in Goodview. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the Celebration from 12:00 to 1:00 PM. Interment will be at the Rushford Lutheran Cemetery in Rushford, MN.

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Friday, September 2, 2022

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Friday, September 2, 2022

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