Gwen M. Ruchti, 83, of New London, died Monday, December 28, 2020 at GlenOaks Care Center in New London. Memorial services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 8, 2021 at the Johnson Funeral Home in New London. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Nordland Lutheran Cemetery near Hawick.
Gwen M. Ruchti was born on October 1, 1937 in rural New London the daughter of Orland and Irene (Kortgard) Donner. She grew up in Willmar where she attended Willmar High School, graduating in 1955. On October 27, 1956, Gwen was united in marriage to Ernest Ruchti at Calvary Lutheran Church. The made their home in Hamel where she worked for a number of companies including the Carlson Company in distribution. She retired in 2002 and moved to New London where she was active in Church, The Community Closet, Tuesday’s table, New London Garden Club and Animal Humane Society. She loved gardening, flowers, puzzles and spending time with family and friends.
Gwen died on Monday, December 28, 2020 at GlenOaks Care Center in New London at the age of 83. She is survived by her children, Brad (Nancy) Ruchti of New London, Steve (Julie) Ruchti of Long Lake, Jeff (Sue) Ruchti of Hamel, Kimberly (Todd) of Buffalo and Ernest Ruchti of New London; sister, Vicki (Glen) Gerdes of Maple Grove; twelve grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Gwen was preceded in death by her parents, Orland and Irene Donner.
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