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Ruth Sorenson




        Ruth B. Sorenson, 93, of Maddock, ND, formerly of Heimdal and Harvey, ND, died Saturday, March 31, 2012, at the Heart of America Medical Center in Rugby, ND.  Funeral services will be Thursday, April 5, 2012,  11:00 AM  at North Viking Lutheran Church in Maddock, with Pastor Allen Campbell officiating.  Burial will be in the Klara Lutheran Cemetery, rural Heimdal, ND.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 to 7pm with a 7:00 PM Prayer Service at the Nelson Funeral Home in Maddock.  Casket bearers will be her grandchildren:  Bryan Johnson,  Penny Johnson,  Cindy Eastley,  Dennette Buckmier,  Robert Tandeski,  Jodi Koenig,  Daniel Tandeski and Lynette Gustafson.  Honorary bearers will be her great-grand and great-great-grandchildren.  Music will be from Arlyss Bergrud, soloist with Cheryl Hovland, pianist and Jennifer Hagen, organist.

     Ruth Bernice Lindbo was born February 4, 1919 to Gilbert and Celia (Olson) Lindbo at Hillsboro, ND.  She was reared in the Heimdal, Manfred and Wellsburg, ND areas.  She was baptized at Wellsburg and confirmed at the Bethel Hauge Church, rural Wells County.  She attended a country school west of Heimdal.  Ruth was united in marriage to Conrad Johnson of Heimdal on April 2, 1938.  The resided at Harvey, ND until the early 1940’s when they moved to a farm in the South Viking Township community of Benson County.  In 1945, they purchased a farm north of Heimdal where Ruth was an active member of Klara Lutheran Church.  Conrad passed away in August of 1974.  Ruth continued to live on the farm until her marriage to Clifford Sorenson of Harvey in 1976.  Clifford died in June of 2004.  On January 1, 2006, she became a resident of the Maddock Memorial Home.  Ruth moved to the Heart of America Long Term Care at Rugby in April of 2011. 

     Ruth enjoyed crocheting, dancing and in her retirement years the time spent at the cottages at Devils Lake and Lake Audubon.

     Surviving are her sons:  Richard (Helen) Johnson of Fargo,  Dennis (Judi) of Bismarck; a son-in-law:  James Tandeski of Christine, ND;  8 grandchildren;  17 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren;  a sister:  Lorraine Olson of Maddock;  and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; a daughter:  Lorna Tandeski in 2010 and a sister:  Gladys Lorenzen.


So sorry to hear about my cousin Ruth (I'm Talmer's youngest daughter).  I live in San Diego, California so will not be able to attend her funeral but my sisters Marlys and Raenette will be there. I have many great memories of spending time with Ruth and Conrad, playing with the grandkids when we all visited at their home. Our condolences to all of you. Dave and Doreen Kartes


Our sympathy to all the family.  Always enjoyed Ruth and Conrads company, they were always very nice to me when I was over to their place.  Sorry can't make it to the funeral. God Bless you all. Verdale,Betty Anderson


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