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RUTH CORDELIA BABINSKI

October 4, 1949 — March 23, 2014

3RUTH BABINSKI   Ruth Cordelia (Thompson) Babinski of Sharon, ND, passed away at the University of Minnesota Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Sunday, March 23rd, 2014.   Ruth was born in Grafton, ND on October 4, 1949, the daughter of Chester and Rhoda Thompson.  Ruth graduated from Grafton High School and attended Aakers Business College and Mayville State College.  She married Virgil Babinski at Grafton Lutheran Church on October 25, 1969.  Virgil was serving in the US Army at the time so their first home was in Lawton, Oklahoma, and then Ulm, Germany.  They moved to Finley in 1971 where Virgil had been teaching prior to his military service.  Upon the school merger of Finley and Sharon in 1975 they moved to Sharon where they raised their children, Jeffrey and Carrie, and where they currently reside.   For a number of years Ruth worked in the Twin Cities as a computer systems analyst.  Previous to that she worked at Northeast Mental Health in Grand Forks, at the Finley-Sharon Schools, as well as various other jobs prior to that. Ruth is a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Sharon and is an associate member of Woodlake Lutheran Church in Richfield, MN.  Over the years she belonged to several organizations including American Legion Auxiliary, Homemakers, WELCA, Circle, Mrs. Jaycee's, and NOW.   Ruth was an avid reader and an accomplished quilter.  She enjoyed trivia, bowling, kayaking, going to the theater, and attending sporting events.  And most of all she enjoyed family events, especially those involving her children and grandchildren.  She will be remembered for her sense of humor, sense of adventure, and desire for her family to experience the world.    Ruth is survived by her husband Virgil, son, Jeffrey (Tricia), Ankara, Turkey, daughter, Carrie, Richfield, Minnesota, and seven grandchildren (Grace, Eliana, Moriah, Jack, Sarah, Jadon and Elija).   She is also survived by brothers Raymond (Kathy) Thompson, Mesa AZ, Donald (Sandra) Thompson Willow City, ND, and Lloyd (Claudia) Thompson Grafton, ND and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Leslie Muntner.     In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in her honor to the American Heart Association of North Dakota.  You may use the following link:  http://tinyurl.com/klxk6j6   A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 10:30 am in the Trinity Lutheran Church, Sharon, ND.
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