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Ruth Lyste

December 29, 1928 — January 31, 2015

Ruth Irene Lyste, 86, of Mayville, ND and formerly of Sharon, ND, passed away Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Luther Memorial Home in Mayville, ND. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 11:00am at Beaver Creek Lutheran Church, rural Northwood, ND. A visitation will be held Monday, February 2, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00pm with a 7:00pm prayer service at the Bilden Funeral Home in Northwood.

Ruth Irene Lyste was born on December 29, 1928, at home in rural Northwood, ND, to Arne and Caroline Trageton. She was raised on the family farm in rural Northwood and attended the country school near the homestead and Northwood High School. Ruth and Orlo C. Lyste were married in 1947 at the Beaver Creek parsonage in Northwood. They farmed and raised their family of six children together in Beaver Creek Township until Orlo's death on January 27, 1959. With the care of the church, community, and extended family, Ruth remained on the farm and raised their children. Her only son continues to farm the land.

Ruth enjoyed being involved with her church and 4-H, and she worked for a short time in the hot lunch program at the Sharon School. When she moved to Portland in 1976, she began work as a cook at the Mayville Hospital until her retirement.

As Ruth's children grew and had their own families, she came to love her children's spouses as her own, and her grandchildren brought her so much joy. Her favorite times were visits, phone calls, and playing games with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Just as her family was her greatest gift, her laughter, constant smile, and warmth were a blessing to them.

Ruth is preceded in death by her husband Orlo, one son-in-law, two sisters, one brother, one sister-in-law, and one infant granddaughter. She is survived by her six children: Carol (Glen) Holland of Casselton, Curtis (Nancy) Lyste of Sharon, Eileen (Richard) Winning of Valley City, Ione Hageberg of Fargo, Judith (Steven) Wold of Wayzata, MN, and Maribeth (Scott) Saeger of West Allis, WI. Also surviving her are fourteen grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

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