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Ruth Holman

January 09, 2021

A private graveside service will be held. Interment at Holy Cross North Cemetery


Boulger Funeral Home

Ruth Holman

January 09, 2021


On January 5th, 2021 our world lost a bright star. Ruth Ann Holman, beloved daughter of James and Barbara Holman was born December 27th, 1963 in Moorhead, MN. She grew up and was educated in Fargo, ND. In 1986 she earned her Bachelor’s degree in psychology and elementary education from Concordia College. She found her true purpose to be a mentor and caregiver bringing hope and quality of life for many patients. Ruth was always quick to help with sharing love, laughter, and advice. Ruth was employed at The Neuropsychiatric Institute in Fargo for 8 years. She was an amazing mother to her many talented daughter Elisabeth M. Sondrol whom she homeschooled until 2014. Prairie St. John’s Hospital offered Ruth her next opportunity for 3 ½ years. Ruth is survived by mother, Barbara Holman; daughter, Elisabeth Sondrol; sister, Risa Holman (Morrie Forsgren); sister, Pam Samuelson (Steven Cole); nephew, Tyler Forsgren (Ellie); niece, Alyssa Oberg (Jeremiah); great nephew, Oliver Oberg; significant other, Robert Johnson; many cousins, uncles, and aunts. Ruth is preceded in death by: father, James Holman; grandfather, Harley Horken; grandmother, Corinne Horken; great aunt, Charlene V. Horken.
Ruth’s love and memories will be with us forever. A celebration of life is planned for Spring.


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14 responses to “Ruth Holman”

  1. L Cameron says:

    Although I am not great at putting names to faces, Ruth’s was always a kind and warm one. My condolences to her family and to Robert.

  2. Ingo Keller says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about Ruth’s passing. My deepest condolences to Ruth’s family and friends. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Take care and God Bless.

  3. Robin says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time. I worked with Ruth at Prairie and she was a great lady. I am thinking of you everyday Bob and cannot imagine what you are going through. Just know we are here for you if you need anything.

  4. Michael Nygaard says:

    Ruth was a high school classmate and always had a smile and a kind word. So sorry to hear of her passing, Gone too soon.

  5. Steve Glass says:

    Ruth was a high school classmate and a very sweet person. I’m so sorry to hear of her passing. My condolences to her family.

  6. Anita B Dobbs says:

    Barbara and family,
    We are so sorry, Ruth was a beautiful girl, a friend and classmate of our daughter, Barbara(who passed away 2019), may they rejoice together in heaven. Our thoughts and prayers.
    John and Anita Dobbs

  7. Lisa Staiger. says:

    I am so sad to hear of Ruth’s death. I have many fun memories of Ruth from childhood and beyond. She was always so friendly, kind, and warm. I’m thinking of and praying for Ruth’s whole family, Elisabeth, Barb, Risa, and Pam. Love to you all. May God bring you comfort in this difficult and very sad time. I will watch for the service this spring.

  8. Sharon Lewis says:

    I enjoyed watching movies and eating popcorn with Ruth. She loved to laugh and have fun with her friends. She will be missed by many!

  9. Kay Davison-Humphrys says:

    My condolences to Ruth’s family. She died much too young. We were high school classmates

  10. Nicole Miller says:

    It saddens me to see you leave so early my friend. I will miss spending time with you and our conversations together we had. So may common interest we shared. The good times and laughs together. You will truly be missed. I wish you could of stayed longer. But I know in my heart you are angel now. I would never want to see you in pain and suffer. I will miss very much your brave, positive, and inspirational attitude you had toward life. You where a true friend to me. I will never forget you. My condolences to all her family,friends, and Bob. Sorry for your loss.

  11. Beverly Kerber says:

    Ruth was knowledgeable and gentle with people. I enjoyed working with her. May she rest peacefully in the arms of God. Much love to her family and to Bob.

  12. Kayle Schraeder says:

    Ruth was a great friend and an amazing coworker. She was one of my first friends at prairie and always made sure to bring some great conversations whenever we got to work together. You will be greatly missed by many

  13. Wendy says:

    Sincere sympathy at the loss of one of the sweetest people that I met at Prairie.

  14. Connie erickson says:

    Barb my heart breaks for you and your family. This last year has been a trying one for all families, with so many losing their lives and leaving us all to soon. Gods blessings to you all.

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