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January 16th, 2018 – Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Service Information
St. James Lutheran Church Howard Lake, MN
Friday, February 23, 2018
2:00 P.M.

Visitation Information
St. James Lutheran Church Howard Lake, MN
Friday, February 23, 2018
Noon till 2:00 P.M.

Ruth Eleanor Mills, age 83, of Waverly, Minnesota passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at The Lodge in Howard Lake, Minnesota.

Ruth was born in Scotch Grove, Iowa on January 16th, 1935 the daughter of Paul H. and Katherine (Himebaugh) Paulsen.

She graduated from High School in 1953 in Monticello, Iowa

On April 7th, 1957, Ruth E. Paulsen and Glenn M. Mills were joined in holy marriage at Scotch Grove, Iowa. God blessed their marriage with six children.

They made their home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa before moving to Waverly, Minnesota. Ruth and Glenn owned and operated The Lakeshore Motel on Waverly Lake for forty-seven years.

In the more recent years, Ruth and Glenn enjoyed their winters in Texas. Glenn preceded his wife in death on September 29, 2008.

Through the years, Ruth was involved with P.T.L., Cub Scouts, gardening, flowers, crafting and fishing. She enjoyed visiting with lots of people! Ruth loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was also very fond of Christmas Time.

Survived by her children: Randy (Becky) Mills of Waverly, Ron Mills of Winsted, Janet (David) Whelan of Pasadena, TX, Judy Engel of Norfolk, VA and Jenny (Jason) Helmbrecht of Howard Lake; twelve grandchildren,three step grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren; a sister: Kathleen Decker of Monticello, IA; a brother- in-law: Dennis (Donna) Mills of Tama, IA; a sister-in-law: Evelyn Paulsen of Monticello, IA; nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband, Ruth was preceded in death by a daughter: Debra Sue Mills; parents: Paul H. and Katherine Paulsen; father-in-law & mother-in-law: Robert & Christena Mills; siblings: Paul E. Paulsen and Ralph (Joyce) Paulsen and by a brother-in-law: Clifford Decker.

A Memorial Service for Ruth Mills will be held on Friday, February 23rd at 2:00 P.M. at Saint James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake, Minnesota. The Reverend Mark Loder will officiate. Visitation will be held from noon till 2:00 P.M. at the Church on Friday, February 23rd.

Arrangements for Ruth Mills are by The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, Minnesota. Online condolences can be directed to www.chilsonfuneral

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  1. Steve Paulsen family

    We are sorry for your loss and thinking of your family at this difficult time.


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