Memorial services for Ruth E. Ness will be held 2:00 P.M. Tuesday June 18, 2019 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Spring Valley with Rev Betsy Dartt officiating. Burial will be in the Washington Cemetery in rural Spring Valley. Visitation will be held from 1 P.M. until time of service at the Church.
Ruth Ness, age 87, formerly of Spring Valley passed away Thursday June 13, 2019 at the Stewartville Care Center where she had resided a short time. She was born April 7, 1932 near Cherry Grove, MN to Anton and Anna (Westphall) Lorius. She attended the Hall School near Cherry Grove through the 8th grade and was later united in marriage to Lyle Horsman on November 19, 1949 at the Methodist Church parsonage in Spring Valley and two children Ernest “Pete” and Linda were born to this union. At the age of 50 Ruth received her GED and went on to become a Licensed Practical Nurse in 1979. She utilized her training at Spring Valley Senior Living until her retirement. She also worked at group homes for the mentally disabled in Preston and Spring Valley. Ruth played the accordion, was an avid reader, enjoyed camping with her grandchildren and going gambling with her sister Jane. In 1994 Ruth was united in marriage to Paul Ness at their home in Spring Valley where they resided until Ruth entered the Ostrander care and rehab.
She is survived by her children, Ernest “Pete” (Elly) Horsman of Spring Valley and Linda (Doug) Pohlen of Northfield, MN, 10 grandchildren; Erik Horsman, Hayden Horsman, Erin Warbois, Kelly James Schrandt, Kasey (Julie) Schrandt, Gina (Austin) Schatz, Andy (Kathleen) Horsman, Amy (Zach Taylor) Horsman, Sean (Kristi) Pohlen, Luke (Ashley) Pohlen; 24 great-grandchildren and 2 siblings, Fred (Evie) Lorius of Spring Valley and Mary Knauf of Chatfield, MN along with many nieces and nephews and the father of her children Lyle H. Horsman of Caladonia, MN. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Paul, 3 sisters; Viola, Jane and Darlene.
In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the family. Condolences may be left at www.hindtfuneralhomes.com