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Ruth Shepard

August 17, 1946 — August 10, 2020

Cannon Falls

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Ruth Ellen Shepard, age 73 of Cannon Falls, died unexpectedly on Monday, August 10, 2020 at the Mayo Clinic Health System - Cannon Falls.

Ruth was born on August 17, 1946 in Kalamazoo, MI, the daughter of Warren and Blanche (Maloy) Woodman. She grew up in Paw Paw, MI, where she graduated from high school in 1964. Ruth was united in marriage to Robert Shepard on September 10, 1966 in Paw Paw. They moved to Cannon Falls in 2010. Ruth was a member of the Eastern Star Lodge in Michigan and was a former 4H Leader. She was a homemaker who was a wonderful cook. Ruth really loved cooking for people.

Survivors include her husband Robert, children John C. (Char) Shepard and Mary S. Gin; and grandchildren Derek, Brian, Carrie, Laura, and Duncan. She was preceded in death by her parents and son-in-law David Gin.

A drive-by visitation will be on Thursday, August 13 from 4-7 pm at Spirit of Life Presbyterian Church, 14401 Pilot Knob Rd, Apple Valley MN 55124.

With current Covid-19 restrictions, the family will have a private funeral service on Friday, August 14 at 11 am. Please contact the Spirit of Life Church via email: to be able to participate in the live broadcast via Zoom or Facebook.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers to American Diabetes Association, Spirit of Life Presbyterian Church - Apple Valley, or First Presbyterian Church - Paw Paw, Michigan.

Arrangements by Lundberg Funeral Home, Cannon Falls.

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Thursday, August 13, 2020

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Spirit of Life Presbyterian Church

14401 Pilot Knob Rd, Apple Valley, MN 55124

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