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Ruth Ann Danielson

Ruth Ann Danielson, 72, of Walhalla, ND passed away on November 30, 2017, at her home, after a courageous battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Walhalla Lutheran Church in Walhalla. A visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at the church.

Ruth was born on December 30, 1944 in Langdon, ND to Willard and Irene Knutson. She was reared and educated near Vang, ND. On January 24, 1961 Ruth was united in marriage to Jerry Danielson.

Ruth was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, who was at her happiest when spending time with family, especially her cherished grandchildren. She was also a kind and gentle person toward everyone she met.

Ruth worked at the Walhalla State Bank (Choice Financial) for many years and after retirement, she volunteered at the Pembilier Nursing Center. Ruth was a member of the Walhalla Lutheran Church and Walhalla Brush Bunch.

Ruth was an excellent seamstress, cook, and baker who made some of the best lefsa and other traditional Scandinavian foods. She was an artist and took great pleasure in creating art pieces through the media of oil paints.

Ruth is survived by her husband, Jerry and children, Cecilia (Doug) Mohr of Devils Lake, ND, Todd (Cindy) Danielson of Walhalla, ND; grandchildren Patrick (Monica) Mohr of Enid, OK, Christopher Danielson of Grand Forks, ND, Katie Danielson of Grand Forks, ND; brother John (Caroline) Knutson of Walhalla, ND, sister Bernice Heck of Tolna, ND, sister-in-law June Miron (Gary Brown) of Grand Forks, ND, brother-in-law James (Sherry) Danielson of Billings, MT, sister-in-law Janet Bennett of Devils Lake, ND, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and their families.

She is preceded in death by parents, Willard and Irene Knutson, father and mother-in-law, Chris and Della Danielson, brother-in-law Gordon Heck, sister-in-law Judy Peterson, and niece Penny Jo Miron.

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Sweet, Sweet Woman. I am deeply sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies.

Valorie Letkeman Dec 6 2017 12:00 AM

I didn't see Ruth often, but was always pleased to see her when I did. I loved her gentle ways and sweet, welcoming smile. When we were kids, she let me play with her beautiful doll-a generous gift, from my point of view. I'm sorry Ruth is no longer on this earth. My heart is with her family as they grieve.

Pat Danielson Dec 2 2017 12:00 AM

Jerry and Family I am so sorry to hear about Ruth. I always loved to visit with her when she come to her doctor appointments. Her smile lit up the waiting room. She will be missed, It was such an honor to get to know Ruth and become her friend.

Phyllis Anderson Dec 2 2017 12:00 AM

Truly a kind and gentle woman, Ruth will be missed by all those who love her. Her strength was incredible as she lived with cancer. I will pray for you, Jerry. The stars will shine brighter now. Cece, Doug, Pat and Monica, my heartfelt sympathies. God bless you always.

Trish Mohr Dec 2 2017 12:00 AM