Ruth Irene Jafvert

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

March 11, 1925 - May 27, 2011

Ruth Irene Jafvert, age 86, of Okoboji, passed away Friday, May 27, at her son's home in Dickinson, N.D. She was born on March 11, 1925, in Laurens to E. Leroy and Amy Coffman.

Ruth graduated from Laurens High School and the American Institute of Business in Des Moines. She was united in marriage to Lloyd Jafvert on August 6, 1945, in Worthington, Minn. Lloyd passed away on April 30, 2000.

Ruth was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Spencer and Spirit Lake, and volunteered at Lakes Regional Healthcare. She enjoyed spending her spare time reading, sewing and playing bridge.

Ruth is survived by her son, Ted Jafvert (Bonnie Steece); a daughter, Juliana Bunting, and her husband, Ken; a sister, Jeanette Gordon; and two grandchildren, Richard Lloyd Jafvert and Max Bunting. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lloyd Burton Jafvert; a sister, Jean; a nephew; and many nieces.

A memorial service will be held at the Schuchert Funeral Home in Spirit Lake. Burial will be at Lakeview Gardens Cemetery.