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Ruth McSparron

January 13, 1925 - October 01, 2017

Prayer Service - Thursday

October 05, 2017
- 7:00 PM

Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro

Visitation - Thursday

October 05, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro

Funeral Service - Friday

October 06, 2017
- 11:00 AM

Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Hillsboro

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Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro

Ruth McSparron

January 13, 1925 - October 01, 2017

Obituary

Ruth passed away on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at Sheyenne Crossings in West Fargo under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Ruth June Harstad was born on January 13, 1925, the daughter of Henry and Ruth (Bendicksen) Harstad. She grew up in Hillsboro, North Dakota where she was baptized and confirmed at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. Ruth received her education in Hillsboro, graduating from Hillsboro High School in 1942. She was united in marriage to Robert McSparron on June 8, 1946 in Brandon, Minnesota. They made their home on the family farm near Grandin, North Dakota where they farmed and raised their family. Bob and Ruth moved to Hillsboro in 1976, where they made their home until Bob’s passing in August of 2001. Ruth continued living in Hillsboro until 2007 when she moved to Sheyenne Crossings in West Fargo.

Ruth is survived by her three sons – Jon (Joy) McSparron of Hillsboro; Thomas McSparron of West Fargo; and David McSparron of Fargo. Also surviving are her grandchildren – Jason, Joshua, and Jessica McSparron-Bien; Jackie and Rob McSparron; and Kallan McSparron; several great-grandchildren; and her brothers – Andrew and Kenneth Harstad. She was preceded in death by her husband and her brother, Joseph Harstad.

Memorials are preferred to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (Sound System), Hospice of the Red River Valley, or the Grandin Cemetery Fund.

VISITATION: 5-7 PM Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home in Hillsboro

PRAYER SERVICE: 7 PM Thursday at Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home in Hillsboro

FUNERAL SERVICE: 11 AM Friday, October 6, 2017 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Hillsboro

BURIAL: Grandin Community Cemetery near Grandin, North Dakota

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17 responses to “Ruth McSparron”

  1. mike humphrey says:

    Jon, Tom, Dave, So sorry to read of you moms’ passing. A great lady who helped us all grow up to be the men that we are today. the great bridge game in the sky is just about full. She is with your dad once again, and in a great place. strength and peace to you all. thinking of you, Mike & Pennie Humphrey

  2. David & Patsy Madsen says:

    Sorry to read about Ruth’s passing. We send our sincere sympathy and prayers to all of the family.

  3. Rev Donna Monteith says:

    Ruth was always one of my favorite people. She was chauffeur to Mildred when I first came here, and I always enjoyed visiting with both of them. The visiting became more challenging as the years went by, but was enjoyable anyway.

    Presbytery is meeting, and since I’m moderator, I need to be there, but I will be thinking of you.

  4. Margo Johnson says:

    To the family members, know Ruth was loved by many and will be missed by all. When I was very young I use to tell her she was my second mother, and indeed it seemed I was speaking the truth. It was great to have an aunt like her, and have all of the cousins that are part of the package. I know the whole McSparron clan will miss her, but am sure the greetings were plentiful in heaven and it is where she will find peace again.

    Much love to the family,
    “Cousin Margo”

  5. Mary and Carl Lime says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  6. Mary and Carl Lime says:

    We are so sorry to her about the passing of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  7. The Searight Family says:

    The Searights are sending lots of love during this time of grief to everyone who was touched so deeply by Ruth.

  8. Sandy Kerr says:

    Sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. I worked with her at Hillsboro Banner when we moved to Hillsboro. She was a great person to work with and to call friend.

  9. Mike and Linda Roberg says:

    Sorry for our lose.

  10. Mike and Linda Roberg says:

    Sorry for your lose.

  11. Lisa says:

    Love to the McSparron family. I remember spending many days at the McSparron farm when I was growing up. It’s was only a bike ride away. Ruth always had a smile and goodies to eat. She always loved having her family around and she will be missed. We have you in our prayers. From Lisa McSparron

  12. Lisa says:

    Love goes out to the McSparron family. I remember spending many days at the McSparron farm growing up. It was only a bike ride away. Ruth always had a smile and goodies to eat when I was there. She was always glad to have family around and will be missed. Our prayers are with your family. From Lisa McSparron

  13. Pat and Don Lockhart says:

    Always a classy lady. She was the first person to really welcome me to Grandin Now she finally has the peace she deserves. Prayers for you all.

  14. Pastor Kevin & Cori Kaufmann says:

    Sorry to read about Ruth’s passing! Ruth was such a delightful person! You are all in our thoughts & prayers during this time of loss! Pastor Kevin & Cori Kaufmann

  15. JW says:

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. I have no doubt that God will remember her and keep her memory safe. He will surely be glad to bring her back to life in a perfect world when suffering will be no more and we will all welcome back our loved ones that are asleep in death. (Revelation 21:4 & John 5:28, 29) May our loving Father bring your family the peace and comfort only He can provide.

  16. Julie McCoy says:

    Jon, Tom & Dave so sorry for your loss. I want to thank you for letting me share part of her life with me. I got to know her thru her stay at Sheyenne Crossings and we shared lots of coffee time and conversation, she would always talk about her “boys”, She always bought a smile to my face and she will be missed. I always will remember her fondly. My deepest sympathy and my prayers are with you at this time.

  17. Gene and Sharon Krueger says:

    We are so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. May loving memories of Ruth bring peace and comfort to all your family.

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