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Ruth Elaine Heyda

April 26, 1927 — September 12, 2017

Ruth Heyda passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at the Scandia House in Pine City at the age 90.Ruth Elaine Johnson-Heyda was born April 26, 1927 to Anna Victoria and Carl Johnson.  She grew up on a farm east of Rock Creek with her siblings Naime and Allen. She graduated from Pine City High School in 1945.  She married, the love of her life, Richard Heyda in 1948.Ruth and Richard bought their farm on the St. Croix Road, and for the next 67 years they made their dreams a reality.  They never left each other’s side throughout their 67 years of marriage and called each other “honey” and “dear” and never missed a good-bye kiss.  Together they raised two daughters, Kathy Ann and Vicki Marie.  Ruth was blessed with five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.According to Ruth, leaving the table without eating dessert is not acceptable and you could never have too much to eat and you always needed at least one more scoop of Schwan’s ice cream.  Even after you have had a piece of cake or a bowl of ice cream she would say “well…have some more” or more like “yous have some more.”  Who now will make sure we arrive home safely, we get our chores done, and eat enough cake and ice cream?Together we will.  Together we can cope because she has prepared us, but that does not mean we will not miss her.  We will miss the sweet grandma that we have had all our lives and of course, we will miss her cooking.Here’s to strong women, may we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.Ruth is survived by her daughter Vicki (Mike) Ovik of Pine City; grandchildren Mickey (Emily) Ovik of Frederick, Wisconsin, Colee (Jesse) Ovik of Pine City, Kati (Joe) Dvorak of Pine City, and Chance Ovik of Pine City; great-grandchildren Tate and Aidan Ovik, Sawyer, Sullivan and Hudson Dvorak; sister-in-law Doris Johnson of Pine City; and many friends.Ruth is preceded in death by her parents Carl and Anna Johnson; husband Richard Heyda; daughter Kathy Carlson; granddaughter Jean Marie Carlson; and brother Allan Johnson.Reverend Fred Hanson will officiate Memorial Services for Ruth: 2:00 PM Sunday, September 17, 2017 at the Swanson Funeral Chapel in Pine City.  A time for family and friends to gather is planned for 1 hour prior to the service at the chapel.Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Ruth Heyda are entrusted to the Funeral and Cremation Service of Pine City ~ Swanson Chapel.  www.FuneralAndCremationService.com
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