Ruth Marie (Schewe) Miehlisch

May 1, 1938 ~ September 18, 2020 (age 82)


   Ruth Marie Miehlisch, 82, of rural Lanesboro, passed away peacefully on Sept. 18, 2020, at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield.

   Ruth Schewe was born May 1, 1938, in Sleepy Eye, MN, to Stan and Muriel (Hier) Schewe.  She graduated from Sleepy Eye High School and was crowned homecoming queen. She loved her career as a pediatric nurse after obtaining her LPN Degree in New Ulm.  On November 4, 1961, she married Helmut Miehlisch (a handsome German intern at her parents’ turkey farm) in Sleepy Eye.  The newlyweds moved to Germany for three years, again working with turkeys and becoming a family. When an opportunity to purchase a turkey farm near Lanesboro presented itself, they took the chance, site unseen! They have been at this farm on Fox Road since 1965 happily surrounded by turkeys, horses, family and friends.

   Ruth enjoyed walks in nature, gardening, reading, making her house a home, serving excellent hotdishes and Lemon Pound Cake and so much more. Most of all, she loved animals especially dogs and thus will be thoroughly missed by the four-legged crowd.

   Ruth is very much missed by her husband, Helmut; sons, Eric (Andrea) and Jork (Sue), both of Lanesboro; grandchildren, Katarina (Jesse) Amdahl, Wyatt and Colby Miehlisch; her niece Candy Larro, brother Charles Schewe, and sister Ginger Isder.  She is now united in death with her parents and grandson Christopher.

   Visitation will be Sunday Sept. 27, 2020 from 1pm to 3pm at Johnson-Riley Funeral Home in Lanesboro. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to an organization of your choice or the Salvation Army in the memory of Ruth.  To share a condolence or memory with the family, please visit


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September 27, 2020

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Johnson-Riley Funeral Home

Lanesboro, Minnesota

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