Krushel, Ruth

Ruth Agatha Krushel (nee Wiebe)

1923 - 2012 

KrusherlMaryOn Friday October 26, 2012 at the age of 89 years, Ruth Krushel passed away peacefully at Tabor Personal Care Home in Morden, MB surrounded by her family. Her death resulted from complications related to colon cancer. Many people fondly called her aunt Ruth, whether they were related to her or not. Ruth was born in a big white farm house on April 13, 1923 to parents, Cornelius and Helena Wiebe, in the southern Manitoba district known as Burwalde. 

On October 3, 1943, Ruth married Walter Krushel, son of Lewis and Olga Krushel. It was wartime and Walter chose to be a conscientious objector which meant he would be placed in alternative service. During these early years of marriage, Ruth and Walter lived and worked in Dryden, Ontario, Neepawa and Winnipeg. When the war ended, Ruth and Walter returned to Morden. Ruth and Walter had three sons, Wayne born in 1946, Murray 1948 and Garry 1953. Ruth made a decision to follow Christ in her teen years. She referred to this decision as “the greatest decision of my life”. Her decision to follow Christ truly informed the way she did life. The key for her was serving and loving others. Her family was hugely important to her. She began teaching Sunday school at the age of 16 and in 1990, after 67 years, she retired from her Sunday school teacher role. In addition, she held a variety of leadership roles within her church (Morden Church of God). She served many years with the local “Children’s Aid Society“as well as in community ecumenical initiatives. 

Ruth was predeceased by her parents, Cornelius and Helena Wiebe and numerous brothers and sisters. Left to mourn is her husband, Walter, sons, Wayne (Mary), Murray (Audrey) and Garry (Anita), grandchildren; Christopher (Traycee), Dana Hunt (Ryan), Shayla Krushel-Wiebe (Anthony), Justin (Dana), Lindsay Livingston(Ian) and great grandchildren; Matthew and Jenaya Hunt, Xavier and Aria Krushel-Wiebe. Also left to mourn, her sisters, Anne Wiebe, Esther Peters, sister in law, Justina Wiebe and brother, Ben (Ruth) Wiebe. 

A private family burial service took place Monday October 29, 2012. The memorial service was held at the Morden Church of God on Wednesday November 14th at 10:30am. 

The family wishes to extend a very special thank you to all the staff at Tabor Personal Care Home for the wonderful and thoughtful care they provided Ruth throughout the years. In particular, we want to thank nurse, Joyce Wieler, who has been a significant long time caregiver to Ruth and her family. Also to Joel Klassen for his sensitive care

for Ruth and her family during Ruth’s final hours. 

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me, the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day – and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.” 2 Tim: 4: 7 – 8 

Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden

In care of arrangements


#1 Jean and Jerry Jones 2012-10-27 12:29
We have many memories of Aunt Ruth. Where do we begin? There were many times of learning, singing, and enjoying fellowship, e.g., going to their home enjoying a lawn game and then having banana splits. She lived an exemplary life and so many of us benefited from it. We were glad to share with her during her years at Tabor when we visited in Morden and brought along DVDs of the Heritage Sing-along held during Anderson Campmeeting. She sang along with most songs knowing the words by memory. We also enjoyed the Christmas dinners together.

With loving memories. Jean and Jerry
#2 WANYE $ MARY 2012-10-27 12:54
Wayne &Mary our condolence to you and prayers on the passing of your mother . from John & Barb Fehr
#3 Brian and Val Krushe 2012-10-28 08:43
To Uncle Walter and Family - thank you for sharing Aunt Ruth with us. It was an honour to be counted in her circle of influence. May your memories be blessed.
#4 P & S Warkentine 2012-10-28 15:45
Our sincere condolences to the family -- our prayers are with you... from Paul & Sharon
#5 Tom Peters 2012-10-28 17:56
To Ruth's family: My prayers go out to your family. Ruth had an extremely profound impact in my life during my teen years. She modelled Christ's love and was a true inspiration. Although I've lived in Alberta for many years, I always looked forward to seeing her when we would go back to the church for a Sunday during holidays. I know her legacy of compassion and service will be of impact for future generations. Tom Peters
#6 Deb Dunstan 2012-10-28 23:30
Dear Uncle Walter and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Aunt Ruth's passing. I know I have not been in touch for several years but I have never forgotten Aunt Ruth's many kindnesses. I know she is in a better place. Memories of Aunt Ruth continue to bless my life and for that I am grateful.
#7 Harry Esther & Becky 2012-10-29 10:08
Walter and family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you and for God to give grace & comfort during this time for saying good-bye to a dear wife and mother. We have been so blest and inspired by Ruth's life and witness. She is with her Savior and Lord and beyond pain and suffering. She will live on in our memories.
Forever grateful, the Hldebrands
#8 ERNA 2012-10-31 15:17
GOD has taken an angel to heaven. Jake and I go a long way back with Walter & Ruth. You boys were toddlers. When we were newly weds, Jake worked at L. Krushel & Sons. We spent a lot of time at your home and were always invited for special occassions at church. Wonderful memories!
#9 Sheila 2012-11-01 22:03
What a precious, Godly woman! Always so kind, gentle and appreciative of all her care. We would teasingly argue about who had the better husband, and she would always adamently reply.."I DO!!" What a great love for her Walter! The past few years she could often be heard at Tabor saying "All I want in the world, is to do His will." ..and so she did. An awesome example of praying without ceasing. I am blessed to have known her and will miss her, as will many others.
#10 John K & Debbie M 2012-11-02 10:37
Dear Walter, and Gary & Murray & Wayne & all of your families: our hearts go out to you in your loss. We lift up prayers for your comfort, and give thanks for the good things Ruth brought to all of your lives. I (John) can certainly testify to the kind care of "Aunt Ruth," who prayed with me when as a boy I first experienced a soul-deep longing for faith, who warmly encouraged me as a youth to use the gifts I was given by God, whose kind smile is forever emblazoned on my memory. Debbie only met Ruth once, in Ruth's time in the Tabor Home, but even so felt the power of her kind smile even in a tougher time in her life. Once again, to you all: God be with you, and bring you comfort in your loss, and new hope. Peace and love, John and Debbie
#11 JIm & Marg Wiebe 2012-11-03 19:17
To; Uncle Walter, Wayne, Murray & Garry and families: I (Jim) have many many fond memories of Aunt Ruth. She was a special Aunt and a very caring Sunday School teacher (Jr & Sr High). She really cared about those in her class. She had a very significant, positive influence on my life for which I am very thankful.
JIm & Marg Wiebe, Dundas, ON

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