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Ruth Strandquist, 100

Ruth Marian Strandquist, age 100, of Cokato, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2019, at the Cokato Manor.

She was born March 9, 1919, in Helvetia, MN, to Reuben and Esther (Gongoll) Tesch.

Ruth was united in marriage to Hubert Beckman Oct. 12, 1940, in Watertown. This union was blessed with two children, David and Susan.

In June of 1950, Ruth was united in marriage to George Strandquist in Watertown. This union was blessed with three children, Stephen, Janice and Robert.

Ruth was a long-time active member of the New Life Assembly of God Church in Cokato.

She enjoyed gardening, baking, and travel; and was an exceptional hostess.

Ruth is survived by four children: Sue Mounkes of Durant, OK, Steve (Merijo) Strandquist of Mayer, Jan (Marty) Clancy of Eagleville, TN, and Bob Strandquist of Waconia; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; spouses; son, David Beckman; and brothers Waldo and Orlando Tesch.

A celebration of her life took place Thursday, May 9 at 3 p.m. at the New Life Assembly of God Church in Cokato, with visitation one hour prior to the service at the church.

Arrangements were with Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Cokato, www.swansonpeterson.com.

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