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Ruth Glessing

Feb. 4, 1963-Jan. 18, 2008

Ruth A. Hedstrom Glessing, 44, of Audubon, died Friday January 18, 2008 at her residence.

Ruth A. Glessing was born to Raymond and Marilyn (Stromme) Hedstrom on Feb. 4, 1963 in Detroit Lakes, where she grew up and attended school, graduating from Detroit Lakes High School in 1981. She then attended cosmetology school in Wadena. On May 11, 1985 she married Terry Glessing in Detroit Lakes. They made their home in rural Audubon.

Ruth worked for Beauty Lane in Detroit Lakes for 10 years. She was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes. She loved going to the lake, camping, fishing and gardening. She also enjoyed game shows, NASCAR and cooking.

Surviving Ruth are her husband, Terry; two stepdaughters, Laura and Sara Glessing, both of Deer Creek, Minn.; two step-grandchildren; mother, Marilyn Hedstrom of Detroit Lakes; four brothers, John Hedstrom of Plymouth, Minn., Mark (Sharon) Hedstrom, of Sartell, Minn., Matt (Diana) Hedstrom, of Detroit Lakes and Jim (Sandy) Hedstrom, also of Detroit Lakes; two sisters, Becky (Glen) Mallow of Detroit Lakes and Rachel (Fran) Smith of Willmar, Minn.; many nieces and nephews; as well as father- and mother-in-law, Lyle and Lucille Glessing of Fargo.

Preceding her in death were her father, Raymond Hedstrom; and brother, Jason Hedstrom.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, in First Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes, with the Rev. Wade Dutton officiating; there will be visitation for one hour prior to the start of services at the church.

Honorary pallbearers are John Hedstrom, Mark Hedstrom, Matt Hedstrom, Jim Hedstrom, Becky Mallow and Rachel Smith. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Detroit Lakes.

Arrangements have been entrusted to West-Kjos Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes. Those wanting to share memories and condolences are invited to use the funeral home's online messages of sympathy section at