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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Ruth I Bodin
March 9, 1938 - November 30, 2021

Place of Birth: Prairie County, Rural Terry, Mt
Residence: Williston, North Dakota
Age: 83

Ruth Ielana was born on a farm in Prairie County Montana to Robert and Frieda (Gaub) Stepper on March 9, 1938. She was raised on the farm for about 6 years and then moved to Terry, MT to continue her education. She also worked as a waitress until she met Leland Bodin.

Leland and Ruth were married on August 21, 1954 in Circle, MT. Leland worked in construction so they relocated a lot. When the children started school, they moved to Williston where she made a loving home for their family. Ruth worked as a nurse’s aid at Good Sam Hospital then worked at Mercy Hospital for 19 years. Because of her love for helping others, she worked at Bethel Home for over 20 years.

Ruth enjoyed crocheting and made afghans in all sizes for others. She also made baby blankets for the church and also sweaters. She loved to travel, her big trip was a Hawaii three island holiday. But her biggest love was family.

Ruth is survived by her sons, Danny (Rita) Bodin of Williston, ND, Brian (Stacey) Bodin of Williston, ND and Keith (Arlinda Reger) Bodin of Williston, ND; daughter, Wanda (Stephen) Johnson of Helena, MT; grandchildren, Ryan Walker, Dillion Bodin, Madison Bodin, Andrew Bodin, all of Williston, ND, Emily Bodin of MN, Eric Johnson of MT, Gavin Johnson of AZ; great-grandchildren, Hadley Johnson of MT, Marlo Johnson of AZ, Khloe Walker, Alonna Walker both of Minot, ND ; brother, Robert Stepper of WA; sisters, DeLora Polivka of Bismarck, ND, Evelyn Violett, Billings, MT.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Freida Stepper; son, Gary Bodin, husband, Leland Bodin; siblings, Lillian Fischer, Walter Stepper, Leo Stepper, Bernice Watson.

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Paula Schilke (Williston, ND)
Dec 1, 2021
Worked with Ruth at Bethel for a number of years. A hard worker, kind and caring to residents and staff. My sympathy is with her family.
Pam Sinclair (Williston, ND)
Dec 1, 2021
Danny, Rita, and Andrew and Family,
Heartfelt condolences in the loss of your Mom and Grandma. Sending prayers for comfort during this sad time.
Jeanne M Buschta (Williston, ND)
Dec 1, 2021
My sympathy to Ruth's family. She was a good, kind hardworking person and I'm sure her family will miss her very much.
Darlene and Larry Slingsby
Dec 2, 2021
Dear Dan, Rita, Andrew, and families,
Sorry to hear of your mom's passing she was a nice lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
the Slingsby family
Michelle Trout (Williston, ND)
Dec 2, 2021
Thoughts and prayers for the family.
God Bless you and see you through this difficult time
Marla Knutson (Williston, ND)
Dec 2, 2021
I worked with Ruth for years at Bethel Home. She worked hard and very caring to all. Sorry for your loss.
Tina and Don Plew (Ankeny , Iowa)
Dec 3, 2021
So sorry to hear about your mom, Keith.
My heart goes out to you and your family.
Rita, yours too!
May all the good memories help you
during this sad time.
Robert Hohensee (Oregon City, OR)
Dec 8, 2021
My condolences to the family in this time of grief. May you experience the Lord's presence and comfort.
Cousin, Bob Hohensee
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