Ruth Yecoshenko

Feb. 6, 1928-Jan. 23, 2021

On January 23, 2021, at

12:50 P.M., Ruth Lorraine

Yecoshenko was promot-

ed by God to a higher po-

sition, to Heaven. Her

time on this earth came to

an end. She was 92 years

old. A lifelong North

Dakota native, Ruth was

well loved in her small

town of Butte, ND.

Ruth was born February

6, 1928 to Palap and Anna

(Polishook) Nachetilo in

Butte where she was

raised. She was educated

at the Butte Public School

and obtained her teaching

credentials from Minot

State University. Ruth

was an educator for over

38 years and taught in

Kief schools, Byersville

Rural School and the

Butte Public School.

She loved children,

which was a large part of

why she chose to become

a teacher. Helping young

people discover a passion

for learning was her true

job in life. Once you were

her student you were al-

ways her student. Because

of her amazing teaching

career, she was awarded

the honor of being listed

in Who’s Who in Educa-

tion for the state of North


On October 30, 1948,

she married Melvin

Yecoshenko of Butte.

They made their home on

the Yecoshenko home-

stead south of Butte for 63

years. On this homestead

she hosted numerous

dinners and socials for the

Yecoshenko family. It

was always a very special

time and place.

Ruth was a longtime

member of the Butte As-

sembly of God Church.

For years she taught Sun-

day School classes and

educated children on the

love of Jesus Christ. Her

life was always a living

example of her favorite

Bible verse, Ephesians

4:32, “And be you kind

one to another, tender-

hearted, forgiving one

another even as God for

Christ’s sake has forgiven


Ruth was preceded in

death by: her husband,

Melvin Yecoshenko; her

son, Robert “Bob”

Yecoshenko; her parents

and her siblings.

She is survived by: her

daughter, Betty Jean (Jim)

Eidson, 3 grandchildren

and 4 great-grandchildren.

Thank You! There are

not enough words to fully

express my heartfelt

thanks for the sympathy,

love, uplifting comments

about mother, and sup-

port you have extended to

our family during this

time of loss.

Special thank you ex-

tended to my cousins,

Doug Lien, Howard & Dar-

lene Lien who stayed by

my side for two days at

the hospice facility. We

had a wonderful time

reminiscing and celebrat-

ing mother’s life. They

were all strong pillars of

support for me to lean on.

Last, but definitely not

least, God sent an angel,

Sherry Manogue, to care

for mother until I arrived.

God bless his angel.

Services: Please join us

in celebrating Ruth’s life

on Thursday morning,

January 28, 2021 at 11:00

A. M. at St. Paul Lutheran

Church in Butte. Visita-

tion will be held one hour

before the service at the

church. Burial will take

place at the Butte


CDC recommendations

including social distanc-

ing, hand sanitizing, stay-

ing away if not feeling

well and wearing a mask

are encouraged. Arrange-

ments are with Nelson

Funeral Home of Drake.

Online condolences

may be shared at nelson-

funeral homesnd.com.