Ruth Ann (Doose) Gadient, 78 of Red Wing, died Saturday, December 15, 2018 at St. Crispin Living Community, where she resided the past 6 years.
Ruth was born May 22, 1940 in Red Wing, MN to Walter and Helen (Quast) Doose. She graduated from Goodhue High School and married Raymond R. Gadient on September 27, 1958. They made their home in Red Wing, where they raised ten children. She enjoyed gardening, her flowers, and canning/freezing. She loved riding motorcycle with her husband, dancing, bowling, and camping at Sherrards Resort in Luck WI. She also enjoyed her coffee club time with friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Walter Doose; son, Mark David Walter Gadient; grandson, Blake; and brother, David Walter Doose.
She is survived by her husband, Ray, of 60 years; children, Tammi (Ron) Carpenter, Tony (Tammy), Mary Cordes, Lisa Gadient (Daniel), Randy (Patty), Scott (Lori), Charles, Todd (Teresa), and Chad (Jessie); 21 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; her mother, Helen Doose; sisters, Marjean (Fred) Koehn and Donna (Les) Feuerhelm; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, December 20th at 1 p.m., with visitation from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., at St. Columbkill Catholic Church, Belle Creek in rural Goodhue, MN. Interment will follow at the Holy Trinity/St. Columbkill Cemetery.
Memorials in her memory may be given to Parkinson's Disease research or to donor's choice.
Active pallbearers will be her sons, Tony, Randy, Scott, Charles, Todd and Chad. Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.