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Ruth Reimers

June 28, 1949 - February 16, 2021

Memorial Service - Monday

February 22, 2021
- 3:00 PM with a visitation one hour prior

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center

The service will be livestreamed at the bottom on this page starting at 2:45 PM


Boulger Funeral Home

Ruth Reimers

June 28, 1949 - February 16, 2021


Ruth Marie (Flewell) Reimers, of Horace, ND passed away on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at Essentia Health in Fargo.

Ruth Marie Flewell was born on June 28, 1949, in St. Luke’s Hospital in Fargo, ND to Robert Lee and Mary Caroline (Hammer) Flewell. She attended twelve different schools through her twelve years of schooling, in both Fargo, ND and Des Moines, IA. Ruth was among the first graduating class of South High School in Fargo in 1968. She worked at the Cass County Abstract Company from 1967-1978 while she was in high school and continued working there after high school and became a licensed abstractor, the first one to take the abstractors test. She then worked at Dawson Watson Insurance Company from 1978-1982, as a receptionist. From 1982-1985 she was an appointment secretary for thirteen doctors at The Psychiatric Associates. From 1987-2000, she was employed at Anderson and Bottrell Law Firm as a receptionist/secretary. From 2001 until her retirement in 2011, she worked at Ohnstad Twichell Law Firm in West Fargo in accounts payable and as a receptionist.

James “Jim” Preston Reimers and Ruth Marie Flewell were married on July 10, 1981 and divorced in 1994 and remarried on December 2, 2010.

Ruth loved to scrapbook, travel, especially hiking in the state parks in Minnesota and North Dakota. She also liked jewelry, watching movies, and eating chocolate.

She was privileged to fly with Jim in their Piper Tri-Pacer Airplane, a Blanik Glider, and a Cessna 180 Airplane and participated in great adventures flying to wilderness areas in Montana, Idaho, Washington, Orcas Island, Alaska, and Minnesota.

Ruth enjoyed traveling to exotic places, with Jim, to Iceland, Switzerland, France, Austria, Liechtenstein, West Germany, East Germany (before the wall came down). They also traveled to Norway, China and Cancun, Mexico. She also visited Grand Cayman Island, B.W.I., her favorite place in the world, where she loved to snorkel in the turquoise waters, with her friend, Lorr Evert. She visited New Zealand, Australia and Fiji with her cousin, Janet and her husband, Ted Paterson to visit her cousin, Jay Handel.

She is survived by her husband, James Reimers; three sisters, Esther Grossman of Fargo, ND; Neomie Morris, of Moorhead, MN; Mary (Mark) Jensen of Maricopa, AZ; 11 nieces and nephews; 18 great-nieces and nephews; 8 great-great-nephews; and 6 great-great-nieces.

She is preceded in death by her parents Robert and Mary Flewell; and her brother, Paul Flewell.

Thank you, Jim, for all the adventures of my life. You were a good friend and the love of my life.

There will be a memorial service at 3:00 PM on Monday, February 22, 2021 at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo with a visitation one hour prior. The service will be livestreamed on the funeral home’s website.


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15 responses to “Ruth Reimers”

  1. Gary D Drewlow says:

    Jim, I”m so sorry for your loss, my sincere condolences. May the memories help you through in your time of sorrow.

  2. Ron and Nancy Saeger says:

    Jim and family, we are so sad to hear of Ruth’s passing. She was a fun, dear friend and we will miss her great travel memories. Love Nancy and Ron

  3. Kathleen Steffan says:

    My deepest sympathy to Jim and the family. I graduated with Ruth in 1968. We met up briefly again when you two rented a couples Halloween costume from me. She was such a nice person. RIP Ruth.
    Kathleen Steffan

  4. Priscilla Smith Walker says:

    OH MY!! She was a dear friend. Even thou we have not been able to see each other because of Covid.
    She will be truly be missed.
    Prayers for Jim and family.

  5. Jayne Bancroft says:

    I have known Ruth since the 70’s. She was such a special & thoughtful person and loved to send cards for every occasion. She always had a smile on her face and was a fun and caring friend. She will truly be missed.

  6. Spencer Hjelle says:

    My sympathy to you on your loss. It sounds like you two had a great life together.
    Spencer Hjelle

  7. Clint & Janel Lowe says:

    Jim, so sorry for Ruth’s passing. Janel has many nice memories of Ruth’s visits to the Credit Union and her delightful outlook on life that brightened everyone’s day. I’m sure she’ll make a great addition to Heaven. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Clint & Janel Lowe

  8. Jim Sanden says:

    I always enjoyed working with Ruth when she was at our law firm. Our clients often remarked about Ruth’s friendly greeting when they arrived at our office. Ruth was very professional and did an outstanding job. Jim Sanden

  9. Robert Maxwell says:

    Ruth is remembered as a delightful person to work with during our time together at then Crockett & Anderson. My condolences to her family.

  10. Janice Ames says:

    My deepest sympathy to Mary and Mark, Neomie, Esther, Jim and Ruth’s entire family. We were great friends for many, many years! She and her sisters adopted me as a sister, and we all celebrated many important occasions together. I will miss her dearly! My heart is broken, and I will always keep those wonderful memories close to my heart! I loved her very much! She was so special and a true treasure!

  11. Jerry &l lee solberg says:

    my very deepest heartfelt sympathy to Jim and and all of Ruths family and loved ones. Ruth has been our friend for over 50 years.. I was so shocked to hear about Ruth. what a lovely friend she was …Ruth we will truly miss you …now you can hike with the angels love you and miss you jerry & Lee solberg

  12. David Madson says:

    Aunty Ruth, may your big smile and many, many larger than life adventures help keep your memory and life alive in Uncle Jimmy and all of your family and ours. Love Davey and Debbie

  13. Kathy (cousin) says:

    I am so sorry that Ruth is gone. She was a bright light in this world and I will miss her laughter, her smile, and her thoughtfulness. My heartfelt condolences to all of her family and friends.

  14. Shawna Flewell says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with all family

  15. Janet Handel (cousin) says:

    Dear Jim,Esther, Neomie, Mary and family, friends and relatives,

    My deepest condolences to each of us who grieve our shocking loss from Ruth’s sudden passing February 16/21 at a young age of 71yr.

    Gratefully for Ruth having enriched our lives, we can take comfort knowing we can turn to each other to help us through these difficult days.
    Thankfully, with time our happier moments and memories
    will help to gradually ease our profound sadness and sense of loss we feel now.

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