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April 7, 1925 – Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Service Information
Oster Covenant Church-rural Waverly
Friday, September 1, 2017
3:00 P.M.

Visitation Information
Friday, September 1, 2017
1:00 P.M. until time of servic

Ruth Marjorie Deidrick, age 92, of Oster-rural Waverly passed away on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, at Parkview Care Center in Buffalo.

She was born on April 7, 1925, at home in Oster, the daughter of David and Esther (Eklund) Strandquist.
Ruth attended Lake Ida School from 1-8th grades and graduated from Watertown High School in 1942. In her later high school years, Ruth worked at the Winsted Canning Factory where she met her future husband. She later became the secretary at Watertown High School.

On November 28, 1946, Ruth M. Strandquist and Calvin H. Deidrick were joined in holy marriage at The Oster Covenant Church in Oster in rural Waverly. God blessed their marriage with two children. Ruth and Calvin engaged in dairy farming in Woodland Township, Wright County for many years. They bred and showed Calrick Registered Holsteins. Calvin “Kelly” Deidrick preceded his wife in death on November 20, 2008.

Ruth was a faithful, lifelong member of The Oster Covenant Church where she was baptized, confirmed and married. She also was the church pianist/organist from the age of 13 until age 92. She was a former active 4-H Leader and Sunday School Secretary. She enjoyed gardening, needlework, fishing and loved her grand and great grandchildren! Ruth was proud of her Swedish Heritage!

She is survived by her loving children: Jim (Kathy) Deidrick of Waverly and Cindy (Alan) Johnson of Plymouth; grandchildren: Matt (Sonya) Deidrick, Sarah (Jackson) Motzko, Sam Johnson and Rachel Johnson; great grandchildren: Paige, Carter, Grady and Parker Motzko and Aria Deidrick; other relatives and friends.
In addition to her husband, Ruth was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Wallace (Audrey) Strandquist and Willard (Novia) Strandquist.

Funeral Services for Ruth Deidrick will be held on Friday, September 1, 2017, at 3:00 P.M. at The Oster Covenant Church in rural Waverly. Pastor Paul Kling and Pastor Robert Ramphal will officiate. Pianist will be Judy Plucker. Special music by Dave and Bev Allen.
Interment will follow at The Oster Covenant Cemetery.
A family visitation will be held on Friday, September 1, 2017, AT THE CHURCH from 1:00 P.M. until time of services.
Casket Bearers will be Matt Deidrick, Jackson Motzko, Sam Johnson, Glenn Fredeen, Thom Murray and Steve Strandquist.
The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to

2 Guestbook Entries

  1. Michael Thoennes

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Ruth. She was always so kind to us, and upbeat when she would come to the dental office. She would always ask me how I was doing and the neighbors especially the Fistman’s. We will miss her.

  2. Heather Sherman

    I am in shock. I will truly miss seeing her at V’S on Friday mornings. So sorry for your lost! My heart is heavy.


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