Ruth E. (Selness) Ganrud, 91, of Loveland, Colo.


Ruth Ganrud, age 91, died Feb. 1, 2020, in Arvada, Colorado.

Born Aug. 25, 1928, she was the youngest of seven born to Thomas and Caroline Selness in rural Winneshiek County, Iowa. Ruth married Gordon Ganrud on Feb. 17, 1951, at Highland Lutheran Church. They farmed five years before moving to Rochester, then Hastings, Minn., and finally Loveland, Colo.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon, son, Paul, brothers, Edward, Paul, Harold, and Roald, and sisters, Martha and Anna.

Ruth’s survivors include her six children, Jackie of Westminster, Colo., Ann of Greeley, Colo., Bruce (Pam) of Hastings, Minn., John of Eden Prairie, Minn., Scott of Alexandria, Minn., Patty of Hastings, Minn., and her six grandsons, Ben (Cecilia), Mike, James (Megan), Kurt (Liz), Adam (Kelly) and Travis, as well as four great-grandchildren, Erin, Mason, Charlotte and David. She is also survived by sisters-in-law, LaVonne Selness, Beulah Onstad, June (Harold) Wright, Donna McDonagh and many nieces and nephews.

A service will be held this summer at Highland Lutheran Church in Iowa.