Ruth Thompson passed away Thursday, July 14, 2022. A memorial service will be held at 10 AM on Friday, July 22 at Silver Lake Lutheran Church. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 PM on Thursday, July 21 at Bayview Freeborn Funeral Home and for on hour prior to service at church on Friday. Inurnment will be at Silver Lake Cemetery.
Ruth Elizabeth (Johnson) Thompson was born on December 17, 1926, at Naeve Hospital in Albert Lea to Hugo and Hannah (Nilsson) Johnson. She grew up in rural Twin Lakes and graduated from Emmons High School. On March 11, 1945, Ruth was united in marriage to Hilliard Thompson at the Glenville Parsonage. The couple made their home on the family farm in Rural Emmons. Ruth worked at Fleetguard in Lake Mills, but her primary job was being a devoted farm wife to Hilliard and their 6 children. Ruth was a member of Silver Lake Lutheran Church. She enjoyed baking, especial making pies. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.
She is survived by her children, Jerry (Esther) Thompson, Sandra Thompson, Henry Thompson, Lenore (Brian) Boettcher and Renae (Robert) Myers; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 6 step-grandchildren; step-great-grandchild.
Ruth is preceded in death by her husband, Hilliard; son, Johnny; parents, Hugo and Hanna Johnson and siblings.