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Ruth McKenzie(1929 - 2014)

Ruth McKenzie, 84

St. Cloud

Aug. 27, 1929 - Jan. 25, 2014

Private family services will be held at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Ruth McKenzie, age 84 of St. Cloud who died Saturday at Talahi Care Center in St. Cloud. Rev. Harvey Ehlers will officiate and burial will be at North Star Cemetery in St. Cloud.

Ruth was born August 27, 1929 in Edgerton to Simon and Anna (Schaap) Sas. She married Donald Otkin in December, 1950. They later divorced, she then married William McKenzie. Ruth was a Nurses Aide at Milaca Elim Home for many years, she also worked at St. Benedict's Center. Ruth was a 1st class baker with a specialty in pies. She also enjoyed traveling, gardening, spending time with family and keeping an immaculate home. Ruth's greatest joy was her family especially her grandchildren, she cherished time with them. She will be remembered for her great sense of humor and always looking her best.

Survivors include her children, Esther (Elton) Stanchfield of Princeton, Shirley Otkin of Princeton, Karen (Lonnie) Kornovich of Clear Lake, Lee (Tim Larsen) Otkin of Milaca, Donald (Denise) Otkin of LaValle, WI; brother, John (Ruth) Sas of Edgerton and brother-in-law, Richard Blom of Edgerton; 11 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren and 2 step great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William McKenzie; sister, Hildred Blom; and former husband, Donald Otkin.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Talahi Care Center and St. Croix Hospice, especially Jared, for the wonderful care they provided Ruth.

Obituary, Guest Book and video tribute available online www.williamsdingmann.com

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Williams Dingmann Funeral Homes
324 2nd Avenue South Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
(320) 251-1454

Published in the St. Cloud Times on Jan. 27, 2014
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