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Ruth Betty Trosen


Ruth Betty Trosen , 85, of Cass Lake, MN died Thursday, July 7, 2016 at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm Thursday, July 14, 2016 at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Cass Lake, MN with Pastor Mick Marino officiating. Visitation will begin at 11:00 am at the church on Thursday. Interment will be at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Cass Lake, MN under the direction of the Cease Family Funeral Home in Cass Lake

Ruth was born January 10, 1931 in Bagley, MN the daughter of Robert and Beda (Berglund) Berge. She attended St. Paul Bible Institute for 2 years after graduating from high school. She married Ferdinand "Ferd" Trosen on August 26, 1950 in Lengby, MN. She was a beautiful singer, singing around the house as she worked. She sang every Saturday morning with the Chippewa Bible Broadcast. She was an avid Twins fan. She loved her church and missions. She did beautiful embroidery and loved doing crossword puzzles. Her children and grandchildren loved coming to her house and eating fry bread and cinnamon rolls.

She is survived by 6 children: Barbara (James) Gerde of Glenwood, MN, Kathleen (Rodney) Erickson of Cass Lake, Marita (Monty) Winters of Pink, OK, Keith (Cherri) Trosen of North Augusta, SC, Timothy (Cindy) Trosen of Cass Lake and Michael (Mandy Trosen) of Fishers, IN; daughter-in-law Amy Trosen of Brainerd, MN; 21 grandchildren: Kirsten Waldman, Kyle Erickson, Karla Kanagy, Kevin Erickson, Jessica Westlund, Rebecca Henry, Lawrence Trosen, Sara Burk, Zachary Winters, Zane Winters, Jason Trosen, Joshua Trosen, Jeffrey Trosen, Ashleigh McEachran, Tyler Trosen, Amanda Trosen, Whitney Trosen, Marisa Trosen, Andrew Trosen, Benjamin Trosen, Samuel Trosen; 22 great grandchildren: Wesley and Jack Erickson, Caleb, James and Kate Kanagy, Lauren, Kaelin and Gunnar Erickson, Valerie, Elizabeth and Matthew Westlund, Cara and Alex Henry, Isaac, Liana, Genevieve and Paxton Trosen, Cassidy McElfresh, Chelsea Busch, Landon and Chase Burk and Monroe Trosen; brother Phil Berge of Covington, IN; 2 sisters-in-law Wally Berge of Cass Lake and Mary Berge-Stehman of Hesston, KS.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ferd Trosen on April 6th, 2016, son Larry Trosen on January 16th, 2016, parents Robert and Beda Berge, sister Mildred Williams, brothers Einar, Olaf, Kenneth, Lawrence and Paul Berge and granddaughter Meghan Ruth Winters.

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