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Ruth Arlene Jesperson-Nims, 81, of Akeley, Minn., died Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at her home.
Funeral services will be held April 29 at 1:30 p.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Hackensack, Minn. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the services. Luncheon fellowship will be held at the church following the services. Interment will be held at the Akeley City Cemetery.
Ruth was born Sept. 1, 1935, in Walker, Minn., the daughter of George Frank and Billie Mayo (Skare Croff) Lueck. She lived in California, Oregon, Walker, Hackensack and Akeley. She attended school at Portland Union Academy and the community college in Detroit Lakes, where she excelled in chef’s training. She was a nurse tech in nursing homes. She was a certified EMT and First Responder, serving the Akeley area.
She loved her family and she loved to garden, collect recipes, cook them and entertain all. She was an accomplished story teller. She attended the Hackensack Seventh Day Adventist Church in Hackensack.   
Ruth is survived by her children, Mike Hilderbrand of Akeley, Linda Schmid of Moorhead, Donna (Jim) Jaster of Waverly, Linda Wood of Troutdale, Ore., Jim Stumpf of Waconia, Nathan Nims of Sebeka, Delmar Nims of Denver, Billie Jo Young and Max Wood of Portland, Oregon; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and siblings, George (Bonnie) Lueck, Matt (Rosanne) Lueck, Karen (Ted) Roller, Ivy Yeats, Stanley Skare and Rosie (Kevin) Miller.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Ashley Nims; her grandparents; and brother, Danny Lueck.

says "1898 Akeley Mill camp North of Akeley"

1908 apple orchard


1922 Power Plant

Newspaper article from 1994

April 14, 1926 Akeley Herald Tribune
Front Page - All about the fire.

This edition was printed by the Cass County Pioneer because the fire destroyed the Akeley Herald Tribune.

Outdoor Life – Outdoor Recreation
September 1928


By Robert Page Lincoln

1902 Frank Brean Story of being lost while hunting


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