Ruth Clara Anna Eineke was born on November 3, 1921 in South Branch Township, Watonwan County, MN to Albert and Emma (Bahr) Eineke. Ruth was baptized on November 13, 1921 at St. John's Lutheran Church-South Branch and confirmed there on April 5, 1936. She attended school at St. John's Lutheran Parochial School in South Branch. On December 30, 1943 Ruth was united in marriage to Wilbert Breitbarth at St. John's Lutheran Church-South Branch. They farmed in rural Truman and Ruth worked for Tony Downs in St. James for several years until 1957 when they moved to Lewisville. Wilbert died on August 14, 1996. Ruth was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Lewisville and the Lewisville Auxiliary. She enjoyed fishing and playing cards. Ruth died on Sunday, August 8, 2010 at the Luther Memorial Home in Madelia.
Ruth is survived by one son, Dennis Breitbarth and his wife Marjean of Fairmont, MN; one daughter-in-law, Dianne Breitbarth of Stillwater, MN; five grandchildren, Lisa, Kris, Brian, Jason and Adam; six great grandchildren; one great, great grandchild; one sister, Arlene Siem, Austin, MN and four sisters-in-law. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Wilbert; one son, Delford; one daughter, Mary Siem; three brothers and two sisters.
Memorial contributions may be given to Zion Lutheran Church microphone fund.