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Ruth Elaine Halda

Ruth Elaine Halda, 82, of Perham, MN and formerly of Mayville, ND, passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2014, at Perham Health Center. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 25, 2014, at 11:00a.m. at Mayville Lutheran Church in Mayville. A visitation will be held from 10:00a.m. until the time of the service. There will also be a memorial service on Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 2:00p.m. at Perham Living in Perham, MN. A visitation will be held from 1:30p.m. until the time of the service.
Ruth was born July 9, 1931, in the Beaver Creek Township to Arthur and Prudence (Peterson) Gronhovd. She grew up on a farm in the Beaver Creek area, graduating from Hatton High School in 1949. After high school, Ruth attended Valley City State Teachers College for one year, returning to the Beaver Creek area where she taught rural school for three years. On August 2, 1953, she married Vernon "Chub" Halda at the Beaver Creek Church. Ruth and Vernon enjoyed their time at the lake and built a lake cabin at Big Pine Lake near Perham. Vernon passed away in 1998. Ruth worked at Luther Memorial Home in Mayville, ND, and then for Trail County Social Services in Hillsboro, ND until her retirement. After her retirement, she moved from Mayville to Portland, ND where she lived for a couple years and then moved to Perham, MN. She also loved playing the piano, playing cards, and reading. She was a member of the Eastern Star, Mayville Lutheran Church, and bridge clubs in Mayville and Perham.
Survivors include her son, Ronald (Jennifer) Halda, West Fargo, ND; daughters: Maxine (Martin) Agather, St. Louis Park, MN, and Nancy Halda (James Partlow), St. Paul, MN; grandchildren: Aime, Alison, and Kelsey Agather, Nathan and Melissa Halda; sisters: Carol Tweten, Grand Forks, ND, and Judy (Gail) Groth, Longview, WA.
Also preceding her in death were her parents and brother James.

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I was so sorry to hear of your dear mother's passing. What wonderful memories I have of her and your entire family at Big Pine Lake. I wish I could have attended her service, but my heart and thoughts are with you. May Ruth rest in peace. My sympathy to all of you. Love, Phyllis Ann

Phyllis Heaton Hohle Jan 26 2014 12:00 AM

Nanc, Max, Ron and families...so sorry to hear about Ruth. Marilyn Gronhovd let us know in Bismarck. Wish I could have been at the funeral to give you guys hugs. One of a kind...Ruth and Chub!!! Love the memories and you guys! Steph and Tony Storey

Steph Storey Jan 25 2014 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy. Prayers are with you. Deb Kyllo

Deb Kyllo Jan 24 2014 12:00 AM

I saw the news story about Ruth's death this morning, I am very sorry for your loss. I will always remember all the fun stuff we used to do at Big Pine Lake, it was like the entire beach was one big family. I hope your memories of the good times you spent together as a family will help to ease the pain. Jayson Trenbeath Vienna, WV

Jayson Trenbeath Jan 24 2014 12:00 AM

Ruth, the oldest of my farm cousins, was always willing to help us city kids dress up in old clothes for a day of playing house.

John Sorensen Jan 23 2014 12:00 AM