Ruth M. Pulju


 Ruth M. (Mrs. Waino) Pulju, age 93, of Dundas, died on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at the Northfield Hospital.
   Funeral services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Northfield, on Monday, December 15, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. with the Reverend Brent Klein officiating. Interment will be at Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault.
   Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault, on Sunday, Deccember 14th from 2 to 5 p.m. and also at the church on Monday for one hour prior to the service.
   Ruth M. Anhorn, the daughter of Anton and Ellen (Morsching) Anhorn, was born on August 3, 1915 in Steele County, MN. She married Waino H. Pulju on October 4, 1933 in Owatonna. He preceded her in death on September 13, 1998. Ruth was a housekeeper in several private homes in the Northfield area.
   She is survived by four children, Phillip (and Deloris) Pulju of St. Paul, Hazel (and Lewis) Schwanke of Nerstrand, George (and Pearl) Pulju of Maplewood and Dorothy (and Keith) DeMell of Key Largo, FL; 17 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; two great, great grandchildren; two sisters, Doris Mechura of Faribault and Ursina Kern of Glendale, Oregon; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.
   She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Waino, two sons, Milford and Lester; one granddaughter; one grandson, Alan Schwanke; one brother, Wilbur Anhorn; and one sister, Marie Mechura.

Guest Book Memories Will Be Recorded Below

Name: Wayne Quist
Date: Wednesday December 17, 2008


To the Pulju family -
Please accept our sincere condolensces.
My brother, Paul Quist, and I grew up in Dundas in the 1950s.
Our father, Leonard Quist, was a good friend of Waino's.
We have many good memories of those years, walking out to the Pulju place along the river in the winter or on the back road to Northfield.
Wayne Quist

Name: Shar and Rollie Jacobsen
Date: Tuesday December 16, 2008


Oh, Louie, what a wonderful mother she was, always with that gentle smile and laughter. We know you will miss her but she had a long and good life with 5 terrific children and a whole passle of grands, -greats, and -great great grands! our love and thoughts go to you and your families.
Shar and Rollie Jacobsen

Name: Jan Kuhnen
Date: Friday December 12, 2008


Dorothy and Jim,

Please accept our heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your mother and grandmother. Our thought are with you and we sincerely hope your wonderful family memories help ease the pain of your loss. With love and prayers.

Wayne and Jan Kuhnen Crownhart, Megan, Katy and Kevin