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Ruth Beiswenger

September 8, 1926 — December 5, 2020

Ruth Marie Beiswenger, of Crookston, MN, formerly of Fisher, MN, passed away Saturday, December 5, 2020, at the Villa St. Vincent.

Ruth was born September 8, 1926, to Max and Mary (Taus) Kasprick, in Badger, MN, in Roseau County.

In 1928, her family moved to Angus, MN, where Ruth grew up and attended a rural grade school.  She went to high school in Warren, MN, and graduated in 1944.  Ruth was employed at the NWSA (Northwest School of Ag) in the business office and later at the Northwestern Clinic, which is now Altru Clinic in Crookston.

Ruth married Lloyd Virgil Beiswenger on November 18, 1948, in Crookston, MN.  After getting married, she was a partner with her husband, Lloyd, farming in Lowell Township, rural Fisher, MN, where they lived and raised their family.

Ruth was a member of the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception Church and a former long-time member of the St. Francis Church in Fisher, MN.  She was also a member of the Fisher Chamber of Commerce, Variety Home Study Club, The Golden Link Senior Center in Crookston, MN, and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 242 in Fisher, MN.

After retiring, Lloyd and Ruth spent their winters traveling in a motorhome until 1994.  After that, they spent many enjoyable winters in Mesa, AZ, golfing and playing cards with friends.  Ruth and Lloyd moved to the Summit in Crookston in April of 2008.  Lloyd passed away June 18, 2008.

Ruth is survived by sons:  Scott (Paula) Beiswenger of Gardnerville, NV, and Rodney (LuAnn) Beiswenger of Fisher, MN; daughters: Gloria Blazek of Detroit Lakes, MN, and Beverly (James) Britton of Penn Valley, CA; and brothers:  Lloyd J (Adelaide) Kasprick of Angus, MN, Lyle C (Kath) Kasprick of Wayzata, MN, and Father Roger J Kasprick, O.S.B., of Collegeville, MN; 7 grandchildren:  Nicholas (Krista) Beiswenger, Jennifer (Dan) Delude, Kelsey Beiswenger, Angela (Greg) Pogue, Christopher (Megan) Blazek, Matthew Blazek, and Alexander Britton; 6 great grandchildren:  Deacon and Eva Blazek, Tenley, Reed, and Teagan Beiswenger, and Maxwell Delude; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Ruth is preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd; her parents; an infant son and daughter; brother:  Harold R. Kasprick and his wife, Anne; sister:  Margaret Kasprick; sister-in-law, Harriet Kasprick; and grandson, Nathan Beiswenger.

A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception in Crookston, MN. A live stream of the 11:00 am, Saturday, December 12, 2020 service can be viewed by logging on to, going to funerals/burials on the home page, then following the prompt to be able to view the Mass. It will also be recorded and available for viewing later as well.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to go to the Villa St. Vincent/ The Summit Foundation, Hospice of the Red River Valley, or to the charity of the donors choosing. Please send to: Rod Beiswenger, 30267 260th Street SW, Fisher, MN 56723.

Private inurnment will take place in the Greenwood Cemetery in Fisher, MN.

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