Ruth Griffin


Ruth Naomi (Anderson) Griffin, 90, has joined the great Host Arrayed in White (Rev. 7:9-17), passing away of Alzheimer’s on December 22, 2020, at Senior Class Community Care Center, Pequot Lakes. Now whole again, this wonderful lady of tested and steadfast faith is at home with her beloved Lord, much longed for daughter, Kathleen, husband, Chuck and her parents and siblings.

Born on the family farm west of Pequot Lakes on April 1, 1930, to Henry and Alice Anderson, Ruth was baptized and confirmed at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Pequot Lakes, graduated from Pequot Lakes High School in 1948, and married Charles Griffin on April 17, 1953. She shared in a marriage of 52 years, becoming the mother of Kathleen Griffin and stepmother to Jim and Bob Griffin.

Ruth is survived by her stepsons, Jim (Peyton) and Bob; her grandchildren; brother, David Anderson (Renee); and a host of dear nephews, nieces and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Kathleen; husband, Charles; and siblings: Clara, Sally, Edna, Alma Arlene, Art and Adolph.

Thank you to the great people of the Good Samaritan, Good Samaritan Apartments and Memory Building in Pine River and the Care Center in Pequot Lakes for the wonderful care provided. A special thank you to the staff and patients of the Memory Building for hosting the wonderful friendship she established with her best of friends, Meta. Last but not least, thank you to the great St. Croix Hospice team for the love and devotion shown to Ruth.

A graveside service for Ruth will take place at 11 AM on Thursday, December 31, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, Pequot Lakes. A memorial celebration of life service at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church will be determined and announced at a later date. Arrangements are with Kline Funeral Home, Pequot Lakes.

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