RUFINA H. SHOQUIST 6/17/1920-5/25/2014 Rufina H. Shoquist, 93, of Apple Valley, CA, died Sunday, May 25, 2014 at St. Mary Medical Center in Apple Valley, CA. Private Burial Services will be held July 15, 2014 at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, CA. Rufina was born on June 17, 1920 in Wright Township, Marshall County, MN, the daughter of Peter and Katherine (Przybylski) Kujava. She was raised in Wright Township, where she attended country school. Rufina worked at Hormel Foods for many years, followed by employment with Avon before retiring as a homemaker. On April 27, 1946 she was united in marriage with Leroy M. Shoquist, the love of her life. They made their home in the Alhambra, Barstow and Apple Valley areas of California. Leroy passed away on March 23, 1991. Rufina was a member of Our Lady of the Desert Catholic Church in Apple Valley, CA. Left to mourn her passing are her brother, Evald (Mary) Kujava of Strandquist, MN, brother-in-laws Gerald Shoquist of Glendale, AZ and Dennis Shoquist of Keewatin, MN, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Leroy, sisters (and brother-in-laws) Lorraine (John) Pietruszewski, Antoinette (George) Benke, and Gertrude (Edmund) Kasprowicz, and brothers (and sisters-in-law) Thomas (Evelyn) Kujava and Harry (Delores)Kujava. Arrangements are with Sunset Hills Mortuary of Apple Valley, CA.
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Published in the Daily Press on June 12, 2014