Ruth Louise (Kohls) Hoof, age 92, of Lester Prairie, MN, passed away Monday, April 27, 2020, at GlenFields Living with Care in Glencoe, MN at the age of 92 years, 7 months, and 22 days.
Ruth Louise (Kohls) Hoof was born Sept. 5, 1927, in Victor Township, Howard Lake, MN. She was the daughter of Charles and Emma (Beiersdorf) Kohls. Ruth was baptized as an infant Sept. 25, 1927, by the Rev. C. Peltz at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake, and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth May 4, 1941, by the Rev. Theo. Rolf at St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany. Her confirmation verse was 1 Timothy 6:12. Ruth received her education through the 8th grade at St. Mark Lutheran Parochial School in New Germany.
Ruth was joined in Holy Matrimony with Raymond Hoof at St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany by the Rev. John Meyer Feb. 24, 1945. Ruth and Ray farmed in the New Germany area from 1945 to 1972, and moved to Lester Prairie in 1972. Their marriage was blessed with five children, Larry, Donald, Shirley, Lynette, and James. Ruth and Ray shared over 53 years of marriage until Ray passed away Aug. 19, 1998.
Ruth was well known for her beautiful rug weaving talent, which was handed down by her parents. At one point she had five looms. People came from all over to have rugs made. Ruth enjoyed fishing with Ray on Lake Mille Lacs. She also loved gardening, playing cards, and was especially involved with keeping the flowers and plants in front and inside St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church looking so beautiful. Ruth was always willing to help with events going on at church. She loved music, especially entertaining on the organ.
Ruth had been a resident of GlenFields Living with Care since 2015. She loved playing cards, Bingo, putting puzzles together, and playing her organ. She was never in her room and always on the move.
Ruth is survived by her children; Larry Hoof and his wife, Jeanette, of Lester Prairie, Donald Hoof and his wife, LaJean, of Lester Prairie, Shirley (Hoof) Vinkemeier of Chanhassen, Lynette (Hoof) Buckentin and her husband, Richard, of Hamburg, MN, James Hoof and his wife, Julie, of Lester Prairie; grandchildren, Daryn Hoof and his wife, Melanie, Lori (Hoof) Quast and her husband, Jason, Rachel (Hoof) Ricard, Ryan Hoof, Michelle (Vinkemeier) Coy and her husband, Matt, Marc Vinkemeier and his wife, Bonnie, Jonathan Buckentin and his wife, Colleen, Kristi (Buckentin) Ziegler, Jodi Hoof, JaNaye Hoof; granddaughter-In-Law, Dana (Hoof) Girtler; great-grandchildren, Kya, Brayden and Colby Hoof, Addison and Clayton Hoof, Clara Quast, Noah, Maya and Sophia Ricard, Emily and Jonathan Vinkemeier, Morgan Coy, Connor and Jocelyn Buckentin, Kala and Katie Ziegler; sister-in-law, Esther Hoof; brother-in-law, Orville Bachmann; nephews, nieces, other relatives and many friends.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Emma Kohls; husband, Raymond “Ray” Hoof; grandson, Daryl Hoof; great-grandson, Wyatt Coy.
A private family graveside service was held at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Lester Prairie with Pastor Eric Nelson officiating.
Arrangements by the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Lester Prairie. Online obituaries and guest book available at www.mcbridechapel.com
The family would like to thank the staff at GlenFields Living with Care for their loving care of Ruth.