Ruth Stanek Cornwall
Funeral services will be at Trinity Lutheran Church, Faribault, on Monday, October 19, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. with the Reverend Steven J. Kuehne officiating. Interment will be held in the Maple Lawn Cemetery, Faribault.
Visitation will be at the Boldt
Funeral Home on Sunday, October 18th from 1 to 4 p.m. and also at the church
on Monday for one hour prior to the service.
Ruth was born on July 31,
1937 in Faribault to Rudolph and Emma (Springer) Stanek. She married Charles
ďJaimeĒ Cornwall on June 18, 1978 in Morristown. She was employed by the
Faribault Regional Center for 23 years and by Cornwall Ceramics for 15
years. She loved her many purebred Ragdoll cats, which she also raised. Ruth
loved spending time with her family and baking and cooking for them. She
enjoyed fishing and had a great appreciation for nature.
She is survived by her
husband, Charles; three daughters, Jeanine (and Bruce) Campbell, Penny (and
Jim) Gute and Heidi Cole, all of Faribault; a step-daughter, Kathleen (and
Rich) Thompson of Florida; ten grandchildren, Jodi (and Daniel) Scholer,
Tami (and Ryan) Bauer, James and Jessa Ruth Gute, Derek Cole, Steven and
Brian Borgstahl, Stacy Jensen and Michelle and Michael Wilcox; seven great
grandchildren; one brother, Richard (and Mary) Stanek of Faribault; one
sister, Mary Trettle of Minneapolis; and many nieces, nephews and other
She was preceded in death by
her parents; two sons, Daniel and Glenn Borgstahl; and several brothers and
Mom - It's been a year ago today since you left us. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of you. I miss you more then you'll ever know. Life has been a struggle without you, I'm still trying to figure it out. Visited the cemetary yesteday, put out a beautiful autumn display for you! Max is doing great, he still misses you. It's sad, everytime your clock goes off, he comes running, he remembers it from home. Derek is doing very well, can you believe it mom, he's a college student! You would be very proud of your Derek. Talked with Jodi yesterday, she misses you dearly, her and girls are doing fine. Erika will be taking her driving test here in a few weeks, hard to believe. Sounds like Jessa and James are doing well, had lunch with Penny yesteday, it was nice! I still struggle with alot of resistent/anger towards her, but I need to forgive her, not that I'll ever forget, but the anger is eating me up and I need to let it go. Life is too short, I never thought I'd loose you before we had the chance to make-up. You were so mad at Derek about that damn car, but I know it wasn't about the money, you missed Derek and that was your leverage - LOL!!! I know my MOM! Derek truly loved you, and you know that. Yes, he should of taken some time out of his busy schedule to stop and see you, and I know if he was given the chance he'd do it differently. I look forward till we meet again, until then, I'll just keep talkin to ya, knowing your here in spirit. Rest peacefully mom, I love you. Heidi
Hey Mom - I finally forced myself to put the tree up on Saturday, did it more so for Derek. Itís hard to get into the Holiday Spirit with you gone. There still isnít a day that goes by I donít think of you! Got Derekís senior pictures back on Saturday, so wanted to stop over at the house and show them to you. He also went to the Sadie Hawkinís dance on Sat. and had a really good time Ė he looked so handsome! We have decided to spend Christmas Eve with Lindy & Speed in Dexter, plan on coming back Christmas Day and going to Pennyís. I can tell you one thing - sure going to miss your cheesy potatoes! Dad seems to be doing fine, itís funny how a personís true colors come out after something like this. Went out to your grave last week and hung a BEAUTIFUL wreath along with an angel to watch over you. Merry Christmas Mom - we miss you!
Well mom itís been a month now since you left us. I wish I could say itís getting easier. There isnít a day that goes by that I donít think of you. I still struggle with the realization that youíre really gone, itís like a bad dream Iím waiting to wake up from. With the Holidayís approaching it doesnít seem fair that you wonít be here with us. Iím so sorry mom that this had to happen to you, I know you werenít ready to leave us. There are so many things we take for granted Ė like just picking up the phone and calling you. Derek and Max are doing fine, I promised you I would take care of them and I wonít let you down. Penny and I are taking care of Dad just like you would have wanted Ė itís hard, heís lost without you. I take comfort in knowing that your still here with me Ė I have to believe that in order to get through this. I love you with all my heart and hope that you know no matter how much we may have argued about stupid stuff I never stopped loving you Ė you were still mom. Hugs and kisses Ė look forward to the day we reunite.
Jaime, Penny and family- I cannot express my deapest sympathy to you. Ruth to me is and always will be such a beautiful, kind and truly wonderful woman. The time that we would spend together when I came to see my cats, Aphrodite and Adonis. They were only 18 days old and Ruth and Jaime always welcomed me into their home, atleast twice a week, until I was able to bring them home. She always took the time to stop to see me at work, I told her my stories of Aphrodite and Adonis. I was so saddend to hear of her passing. Three years ago, when my brother Shanon passed away, she called and brought over food, which I will never forget. She often spoke highly of Jaime and Penny, and her grandchildren. I am truly going to miss her, I thought of her often, and only wish I would have called or stopped to see her and Jaime more than I did. My thoughts are with all of you. What a beautiful lady. Anita, Tim, Aphrodite and Adonis