Ruth M. (Schouviller) Backlund (1924 - 2014)

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Ruth M. (Schouviller) Backlund, 89

Cold Spring, formerly of Grand Marais

May 21, 1924 - February 25, 2014

A memorial service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014 at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring, MN for Ruth M. (Schouviller) Backlund, age 89, who died Tuesday at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Ruth was born in Richmond, MN to Bernard and Mary (Zumwalde) Schouviller. She married Wesley Backlund on November 21, 1947 in Grand Marais, MN. Ruth worked as a teller for many years at the Grand Marais State Bank. She enjoyed bowling, walking, playing cards and beating her daughters at cribbage.

Survivors include her daughters, Katherine "Kaye" Backlund (friend, Ron Lick), Maralee (Clinton) Park, Peggy Backlund (friend, Juan Carlos Ortega), Lori (Mark) Sundman; grandchildren, Brianna (Mitch) Collins, Jamie (Dan) Hedburg; step-grandchildren, Olivia (Jay) Sundman-Rogers, Becky (Andy) Strand, Janice (Travis) Brown, Ryan Park, Travis Park; great-grandchildren, Henry Collins, Baby Collins, Baby Hedberg; step-great-grandchildren, Sadie and Colin Sundman-Rogers, Peyton Strand, Baby Strand, Kainoa Taylor Quia-Park, Logan K. Oliver Park; siblings, Lillian Sichak and Eleanor Jordahl.

Preceded in death by her husband, Wesley; siblings, Roy, Ray, Bernie, Anna Marie, Viola Brinkman, Theresa Katherine and 1 infant sibling.


Funeral Home
Wenner Funeral Home
600 Red River Avenue South Cold Spring, MN 56320
(320) 685-7762
Funeral Home Details
Published in the St. Cloud Times on Feb. 27, 2014