Cover photo for Ruth Weiss's Obituary
Ruth Weiss Profile Photo
1928 Ruth 2019

Ruth Weiss

September 23, 1928 — July 29, 2019

Morris, MN

Funeral services for Ruth Weiss of Morris, MN will be Friday, August 23, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Morris, with Reverend Dan Belgum officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, August 22nd from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. Burial will be in Summit Cemetery in Morris.

Ruth Lorraine (Amundson) Weiss, daughter of John and Mabel (Johnson) Amundson, was born on September 23, 1928, in Land Township in Grant County, Minnesota, where she grew up and attended and graduated from Hoffman High School in 1946.  Ruth was united in marriage to Herb Weiss on September 30, 1950, in Morris, MN.  They were married for over 68 years.  She managed the household and made many baked goods for numerous people while their children were growing up in addition to being caregiver for her mother for several years.  As the house grew empty, she worked for Ben Franklin/Gilles Variety Store until it closed.

Ruth was actively involved with Bethany Lutheran Church and later First Lutheran Church in Morris.  She was a member of the Morris American Legion and the VFW Auxiliaries, Sons of Norway, Homemakers Group, Birthday and Card Clubs.  The last years were spent being caregiver to Herb.  Ruth enjoyed sewing, crocheting, embroidery, quilting, camping, playing cards and spending time with her family.  She made quilts, afghans and many keepsakes for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Ruth loved to bake all the fine Scandinavian treats and cookies and made the best lefsa. Nobody could make it as thin as she did! In recent years, she became a great Twins fan.  She led by example.  There was never a job too large or too small that she would not tackle, and nobody ever left her house hungry!

Ruth passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 29, 2019 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, MN. She was 90 years old.

Ruth is survived by her husband, Herb Weiss of Morris; four children: Sharon Weiss of Sartell, Sandra (Rod) Lindquist of Sartell, Dale (Donna) Weiss of Mount Juliet, TN, and Dan (Lisa) Weiss of Willmar; five grandchildren: Erica (Chad) Rademacher, Tanya (Bryan) Lindquist-Fleegel, Nina (Tom) Lemke, Matthew Weiss and Meghan Weiss; five great grandchildren: Kaylee, Cam, Brooks, Jack and Peyton and many nieces and nephews.  Ruth was preceded in death by her parents: John & Mabel Amundson; two sisters: Adeline Brevig and Arlene Oberg; one brother: Myron Amundson and grandson: Eric John Lindquist.

Memorials can be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society or American Lung Association. Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris is in charge of the arrangements.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Ruth Weiss, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, August 22, 2019

5:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Visitation

Friday, August 23, 2019

9:30 - 10:30am (Central time)

First Lutheran Church

200 E 5th St, Morris, MN 56267

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Friday, August 23, 2019

Starts at 10:30am (Central time)

First Lutheran Church

200 E 5th St, Morris, MN 56267

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Visits: 1

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree