Kristine Elizabeth Ruchti was born July 21, 1952 in Rapid City, South Dakota the daughter of Richard and Kathleen (Cleveland) Bode. She passed away Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Essentia Health -St. Mary’s Hospital in Detroit Lakes.
Kris grew up in Rapid City before moving to Atwater graduating from Atwater high school. Education was very important to Kris and she continued to receive degrees in nursing through her adult life.
On May 1, 1971 she was united in marriage to Marvin Ruchti in Willmar. To this union three sons were born. They made their home in Kimball before moving to the Detroit Lakes area.
Kris received her nurses training at St. Lukes Hospital and would later receive her Masters degree form Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN. She served in many capacities in the health field over the years. Kris served on the ambulance squad, worked in the hospital, taught nursing at M-Sate in Detroit Lakes, Director of Nursing in Mahnomen and recently a home health nurse in White earth.
She enjoyed gardening, baking, and spending time with her family. Kris taught Sunday school, had a basket collection and loved to shop.
Kris is survived by her husband Marvin Ruchti of Detroit Lakes; sons: Jake (Shelly) Ruchti of Waubun; Jesse Ruchti of Cormorant; grandchildren Dylan Ruchti, Baehlee Ruchti, and Mckenna Ruchti; siblings: Mary Remarke, Julie (Brad) Keezer, Jim Bode, and Joe Bode.
She was preceded in death by her parents Richard and Kathleen Bode; son: Zane Ruchti; and sister: Brenda Bode.
Memorial Service 10:00 AM Thursday June 25, 2020 at David-Donehower Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 9 to 10:00 AM
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