BELLE PLAINE - Ruth Katharine (Wilch) Spaude, 89, of Belle Plaine, a graduate of Dr. Martin Luther College, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, in Belle Plaine.
Services were held Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Belle Plaine.
She was born on May 17, 1924, in Jenera, Ohio, to Aaron Emmanuel and Emma Viola (Heideman) Wilch. She was a 1945 graduate of Dr. Martin Luther College in New Ulm.
She is survived by her children, Naomi Doehling, Bethel Schmiege, Stephen Spaude and Michael Spaude; 15 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials can be given in lieu of flowers to the Hope Residence in Belle Plaine, Minnesota.