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Ruth Coleman

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Nov. 1, 1956 — June 1, 2024

Services for Ruth Arlene Coleman will be conducted at 11 a.m., Thursday, June 6, 2024, at Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg. Rev. Kolleen Queener will officiate the service. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home. Inurnment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Emmetsburg.

Ruth, daughter of Keith and Virginia (Johnson) Spiker, was born Nov. 1, 1956, in Emmetsburg. She received her education in Cylinder and in Emmetsburg, graduating from Emmetsburg High School in 1974. Following high school, Ruth attended Ms. Francis College of Cosmetology in Spencer.

On Jan. 15, 1976, Ruth was united in marriage to Michael “Mike” Coleman at the First United Methodist Church in Emmetsburg. They were blessed with three daughters.

She worked at Shopko for many years and later moved to SPM Manufacturing in Spencer where finished her career as a manager.

She loved her family, especially spending time with her grandchildren. Being outside in nature was a favorite for her. Ruth was an avid camper and has been to almost every local campsite you can think of. Maintaining her garden was another way she enjoyed the outdoors. She always loved animals, especially her dogs.

Ruth passed away Saturday, June 1, 2024, in her home in Spencer, at the age of 67.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Coleman; her parents, Keith and Virginia Spiker; sisters, Nancy Spiker in infancy and Linda Salter; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gene and Nola Coleman.

She is survived by her three daughters, Kathy (Bill) Peart, of Spencer; Kim (Shannon) Owen, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and Karen (Michael) Baartman, of Spencer; eight grandchildren, Mason, Ethan, Emma, Alicia, Will, Sierra, Savannah and Sidney; one great-grandchild, Oliver; two brothers, Jim (Wanda) Spiker, of Indianola; and Terry Spiker, of Brownfield, Pennsylvania; as well as many other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Martin-Mattice Funeral Home, www.martinmatticefuneralhome.com.

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