Ruth Rosenkvist (93) died peacefully at Baber Hospice House in Fort Dodge on November 24, 2021. She is survived by her two sons; Rev. Peter Rosenkvist, Manson, IA. and Svend Rosenkvist, Minneapolis.
Ruth was born and raised in Denmark. She experienced life under the German occupation of World War II and suffered greatly from it. Healing and striving forward, she became a Registered Occupational Nurse after four years with a Deaconess School in Copenhagen. She also graduated with four years of business training prior to nursing.
Her desire in life was to do good and to evangelize people to the good news which Christ Jesus died for. Brought up in a musical and devout Christian home, her father (a violinist and house painter) and mother (a nurse) was encouraged to learn organ. She began playing for Sunday church services at age 12.
Immigrating to America in 1956, and living in Brooklyn, New York, for over 40 years, she and her husband became American citizens in 1996. Only in later years did she speak openly about eloping to America. They were married in Salem Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church, Brooklyn and were very active in this congregation.
Ruth will be greatly missed by many people. She is survived by her sons; a granddaughter, Claire Rosenfrisk and her husband Andrew; and daughter-in-laws Barbara and Jessica; nieces Marie and Karen in Denmark. Before she died she prayed for: Harriet Frytag, Bill Videbeck, Karen Dahl, Jan and Dick Endecut, Evon Johnson, Bonnie and Brian Pigott, Rev. Evon Marshal and each nurse assisting her. She was grateful to the love extended to her.
P. S. She wanted no obituary. Her boys insisted at least this much.
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