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Karin Ingrid (Blinkman) Ruhe

January 30, 1948 ~ June 12, 2020 (age 72)


Karin Ingrid Ruhe, 72, of Chippewa Falls, died peacefully on Friday, June 12, 2020.

She was born January 30, 1948 in Tracy, Minnesota to Ingrid (Anderson) and Neal Blinkman. 

On November 5, 1977, Karin married Michael Ruhe in Eau Claire.  They resided in Lake Hallie, where Karin raised their children and ran an in-home daycare for many years.  Her main passions were spoiling her children and grandchildren and sharing the gospel of Jesus.

She is survived by her four children, Hans (Danelle) Nelson of Pierson, MI, Samuel (Andrea) Nelson,  Deborah (Jeremy) Bartlett of Muskego, and Joe Ruhe of Chippewa Falls; brother, Allan (Dianne) Blinkman; in-laws, Betty Ruhe of Eau Claire, Marge (Roy) Owen of Eau Claire, Georgia (Earl) Hilber of Chippewa Falls; 11 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; Neal and Ingrid Blinkman and husband Michael Ruhe.  

Visitation will be from 10 – 11 a.m., Thursday, June 18 at Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel, Chippewa Falls.

Private family interment will be at Prairie View Cemetery, village of Lake Hallie.

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June 18, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Private Interment

Prairie View Cemetery
4127 N. Prairie View Road
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

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