Ruth E. Seeling, 86, died Thursday, December 20, 2007, at St. Anne Extended Healthcare, Winona.

Ruth was born October 8, 1921, in Grand Rapids, Mich., to August and Ruth (Utzinger) Thiele. She moved to Winona where she graduated from Winona Senior High School in 1939. She married Warren Seeling on September 16, 1942.

Ruth was a secretary for the superintendent of Winona County schools and she ran the machine room at the Winona County Courthouse.

She is survived by a son, Robert (Daundra) Seeling, of Goodview, Minn.; four grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; and a brother, Waldemar (Leona) Thiele, of Winona.

She was preceded in death by her husband on July 31, 2006, by her parents, and a sister, Phyllis Hill.

Family funeral services will be private.

Martin-Myhre Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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