Ruth Victoria (Cope) Schmitz

Funeral service for Ruth Victoria (Cope) Schmitz, 88, of Aurora, will be 11:00 am Monday, December 20, 2021, at First Baptist Church in Aurora. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in the Rauha Cemetery in White Township, Minnesota. Arrangements by Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Aurora.

Ruth died Sunday, December 12, 2021 at Carefree Assisted Living in Aurora, Minnesota.

She was born April 7, 1933 in Cloquet, Minnesota to James E. and Marie (Westlund) Cope. On February 26, 1956 she married William Schmitz. Ruth worked as a clerk for many years at the clothing surplus store and later as a home healthcare aide. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Aurora.

Survivors include her daughter, Laureen (Thomas) LeTourneau; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; twelve great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Duane and Rudy; sisters: Pat (Bob) Holmes, Alice (Mel) Miller, Sylvia Thelen and Linda Kesty.

She is preceded in death by her parents, James and Marie; daughter, Jennifer Skerbitz; husband, William; two sisters in infancy; brothers: Randolph, Ronnie and David; brothers-in-law, Ben Thelen and Robert Kesty.