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April 8, 2014

Ruth S. Reuning, 88, Minnetonka, Minn.

— MINNETONKA, Minn. — Ruth S. Reuning, 88, formerly of Selinsgrove, Pa., passed away on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at her home in Minnetonka.

She was born Oct. 29, 1925, in Philadelphia, to the Rev. Bela and Louise Shetlock.

The oldest of three daughters, Ruth attended elementary and high school in Philadelphia and later, on a full scholarship, the University of Pennsylvania, where she received her undergraduate and master’s degrees. While attending graduate school, she met Wilhelm Reuning. They were married on Dec. 18, 1948.

In 1959, Ruth moved to Selinsgrove with her husband when he was appointed dean of faculty at Susquehanna University. Besides taking an active role in activities at the university, she contributed to the Selinsgrove community in many ways. She was a Girl Scout troop leader for many years and served on Girl Scouting’s Hemlock Council, now Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania. She was active in their church, Sharon Lutheran. Ruth was a substitute teacher at the Selinsgrove Elementary School and later taught classes for the area’s senior citizens. She was active in the Philanthropic Education Organization, which promotes educational opportunities for women, and Sigma Alpha Iota, an international musical organization.

In 2009, Ruth and her husband commemorated his service to Susquehanna by establishing the Wilhelm and Ruth S. Reuning Library Endowment to help the library expand its modern European history collection.

Ruth is survived by her three children, Winifred Reuning, Frederick Reuning and Katherine Hepner; her five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Alice Reinbold and Polly Werkheiser.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Sharon Lutheran Church, Selinsgrove, with the Rev. Robert P. Doll officiating.

Burial will be in Salem Lutheran Cemetery, Selinsgrove.

Arrangements are by the V.L. Seebold Funeral Home, 601 N. High St., Selinsgrove.

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