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Obituary for Raymond Sprute

Raymond Sprute, age 86 of Northfield, passed away with his family by his side on Saturday afternoon, October 28, 2017, at Three Links Care Center in Northfield. Raymond August Sprute was born September 6, 1931, in Farmington, Minnesota, to Ernest and Helen (Ricker) Sprute He was baptized September 21, 1931, (and later confirmed) at Trinity Lutheran Church in Farmington. He attended Farmington schools and after his education farmed with his father. On October 3, 1953, Ray married Naomi Wolf at the Lutheran parsonage in Rosemount. After marriage he continued farming with is father until they sold in 1960. He worked […]

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Raymond Sprute, age 86 of Northfield, passed away with his family by his side on Saturday afternoon, October 28, 2017, at Three Links Care Center in Northfield.

Raymond August Sprute was born September 6, 1931, in Farmington, Minnesota, to Ernest and Helen (Ricker) Sprute He was baptized September 21, 1931, (and later confirmed) at Trinity Lutheran Church in Farmington. He attended Farmington schools and after his education farmed with his father. On October 3, 1953, Ray married Naomi Wolf at the Lutheran parsonage in Rosemount. After marriage he continued farming with is father until they sold in 1960. He worked as a truck driver hauling grain and fertilizer. A few years later Raymond took a job with St. Olaf College as a custodian, remaining there until retirement. In retirement he took a job at the New Market rest area for a number of years.

Ray was a member of Vang Lutheran Church. He enjoyed his McDonald’s coffee group, visiting with people, and collecting small antique cars, trucks and tractors. He was hardworking, a good storyteller, and a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Naomi; his children Marlene (Mark) Stadler of Stewartville, Tom (Imelda) of Kenyon, Judy (John) Charnell of Dundas, Kenneth of Northfield, Sherry Woodruff of Northfield, Cindy Stumpf (fiancé Patrick Mitra) of Northfield, Robert of North Fort Meyers, Florida; his daughter-in-law Lois Sprute of Minneapolis; 12 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; his brother Edward (Arlene) of Farmington; his sisters Viola Zimmerman of Duluth, Alice Hembree of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Darlene Buss of Grantsburg, Wisconsin, Edna Weisjahn of Rosemount, Donna (Stuart) Foster of Jamestown, North Dakota; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by an infant son, his sons John and LeRoy, his daughter Barb Eccles, his sister Delores Espeseth, 4 brothers-in-law Gene Hembree, James Buss, Gerald Weisjahn, Duwayne Zimmerman, and his parents.

Funeral services will be at 1:00PM, Friday, November 3, 2017, at Vang Lutheran Church, rural Dennison. Interment will be in Vang Lutheran Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bernardo Ambriz, John Charnell, Rob King, Billy Murphy, Matt Murphy, Todd Reeve, Mark Stadler and Brian Wolfgram. Visitation will be 4-7PM on Thursday, November 2, 2017, at Bierman Funeral Home, and will continue at the church on Friday one hour prior to the service. Memorials preferred.

Arrangements are with the Bierman Funeral Home, www.biermanfuneralhome.com

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2 Comments

  1. Phyllis Kelly

    Naomi and family we are so sorry for your loss. We remember the years we were neighbors and the good times we all had. He will be greatly missed.
    Myrtle Kelly, Phyllis Kelly & Dan Simon and Paul & Kay Larson.

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  2. Angela Zimmerman

    Our thoughts and Prayers go out to the Family for your loss.God bless you and keep you. Love Robby and Angela Zimmerman

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