Ruth Anna Sijan

July 17th, 2017

ROSEMOUNT, MN - Ruth Anna (Wentz) Sijan, residing in Rosemount, MN, left this earth to join our Heavenly Father Monday, July 17, 2017.  She had been in Hospice care, at the Rosemount Retirement Center.


Ruth was born in Kenton, Ohio, on October 19, 1925 to Lloyd Wentz and Ida (Ramge) Wentz.  Ruth is survived by her daughter Karen (Sijan) Baldwin of New York, and her son Scott Sijan of Minnesota, 6 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.  Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Robert (Bob) Sijan and son Bruce Sijan, along with four brothers, Arden, Byron “Barney”, Stan and Wayne.


Ruth was a member of Eastern Star and worked in the banking industry early in life.  Her main career was raising her 3 children and at times alone, when her husband was in the Navy during two wars.


Ruth graduated from Kenton High School and eventually resided in Huron for most of her life.  Later in life, she lived in Florida and then in Minnesota.  Ruth loved to cook and passed along this passion to her children, along with playing golf into her 70’s.


Ruth would want you to not be sad, but to remember the good times for those that knew her, as well as to have you cherish your own families and friends, as life is too short.


Since Ruth was a very humble person, she did not want a large ceremony for her passing.  There will be a small gathering and ceremony on Thursday, July 20th at 11 a.m. at Meadow Green Memorial Park, Huron.  Rev. Roger Skelly-Watts, pastor of United Methodist Church, Huron, will officiate.  She will be laid to rest alongside her husband Robert. 


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Foster Funeral Home & Crematory, Huron, is in charge of arrangements.