Ruth Kleinheksel, 94, of Mesa, AZ formerly of Minnesota passed away March 19, 2010. She was preceded in death by: her husband Russell, parents Andrew and Inger Larson, brother Oscar Larson (Sylvia), sister Viola Bengston (Ray), daughter Marjorie Bergstrom (Bill), grandson Michael Bergstrom, granddaughter Ellen Bergstrom, and daughter-in-law Linda Kleinheksel. She is survived by: her sister Marian Johnson; children, Jon Kleinheksel (Ann), Berniece Olson (Roger), Diryl Norland (Bruce), Dirk Kleinheksel (Shauna); 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 6 great great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Ruth was involved with East Mesa Community Center and the American Legion Auxiliary. She gave of herself so her children could grow? good job Mom! Services will be Monday, March 22, 2010 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church of E. Mesa, 612 E. Ellsworth Rd., Mesa, AZ at 3:00 PM, viewing 1 hour prior. Interment will be Tuesday, March 23 at National Cemetery of AZ, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix, AZ at 2:00 PM.

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