Ruth Delores (Braaten) Latendresse

Dec. 28, 1937 – Feb. 4, 2019

Ruth Delores (Braaten)

Latendresse, 81, Upham,

ND went to be with the

Lord on Monday, Febru-

ary 4, 2019 at her home

surrounded by her family.

Ruth was born De-

cember 28, 1937 to Cal-

mer and Anna (Rice)

Braaten in Rugby, ND.

She was raised in Layton

Township of McHenry

County, ND along with

her eleven siblings and at-

tended grade school in a

one room schoolhouse.

Ruth completed her edu-

cation at Trinity School of

Nursing and became a

Licensed Practical Nurse.

Ruth and Orville Laten-

dresse were united in

marriage on September

17, 1956 in Bloomfield

Church in Upham. They

honeymooned in Dead-

wood, SD. The farm lo-

cated northeast of Upham

was home, where they

raised five children and

often filled the house with

cousins and friends over

the years.

Ruth worked as an LPN

in the emergency room of

the Bottineau Hospital for

many years in addition to

assisting Orville with the

operation of the farm and

ranch duties.

Ruth was a member of

New Hope Lutheran

Church in Upham. She

enjoyed many activities

that included rummage

sales, embroidery, puzzles

and pinochle; but her

favorite was time spent

with her grandchildren

and great-grandchildren.

Her embroidered towels

were an item that she

loved to share with fami-

ly, friends and often

donated to fundraisers;

her signature towels often

included a rooster. Ruth’s

legacy to our family was

teaching us all how to


Ruth is survived by her

children, Curtis (Nancy)

Latendresse, Minot, Rose

(Bradly) Gossen, Sawyer,

ND, Dennis (Jeannie) La-

tendresse, Upham, ND,

Brent (Wanda) Laten-

dresse, Billings, MT and

Justin (Tanya) Laten-

dresse, Upham, ND;

grandchildren, Kellen La-

tendresse, Chase Laten-

dresse, Crystal Gossen,

William Gossen, Tabatha

Coons, Kilie Latendresse,

John Latendresse, Connor

Martinez, Bryan Cox, and

Maxwell Latendresse; 10

great-grandchildren; sis-

ters Viola Latendresse,

Upham, ND and Mary

Lafontaine, Minot, ND;

brother Leo Braaten, Great

Falls, MT along with

many nieces and


Ruth was preceded in

death by her husband Or-

ville, parents Calmer and

Anna Braaten; brothers,

Floyd, Eugene, Robert,

Melvin, Vernon and

Donald and sisters, Ella

Miller and Lola Brandt.

Celebration of Ruth’s

Life will be held at 1:00

p.m. Monday, February

11, 2019 at New Hope

Lutheran Church in Up-


Family Service will be

held at 10:30 a.m. Mon-

day, February 11, 2019 at

New Hope Lutheran

Church, Upham, ND.

Interment: Bloomfield

Cemetery, Upham in the

Spring of 2019.

Public Visitation will

be held one hour prior to

the start of the service on

Monday at the church.

Memorials may be

directed to New Hope

Lutheran Church in Up-

ham, Upham

Fire/Ambulance or the

American Legion Post

#269 in Upham.

Memories and con-

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