Ruth E. Patineau - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

September 15, 1927 - January 26, 2013

Ruth Evelyn Patineau passed away January 26, 2013 at the age of 85. Ruth formerly lived at Martin Luther Manor in Bloomington, Minnesota. Ruth is preceded in death by husband, Earl Raymond Patineau; parents, James and Jennie Ellsworth; and siblings, Earl "Frit'z" (Alma) Ellsworth, Lloyd (Anna Marie) Ellsworth and Mae (Elmer) Gehrke. She is survived by children, Jim (Rhonda) Patineau, Gary Patineau, and Debbie (Rafael) Jasso; grandchildren, Stephanie (Mike) McNally, Andrea Patineau, Tony (Vlada) Jasso and Chris Jasso; and great-grandchildren, Ava Jasso, Ariana Jasso, and Liam McNally.


  1. Peggy Metzger says:

    Dear Jim, Gary, Debby and families,
    We are very sorry for the loss of Ruth. She was a wonderful great aunt and we will always cherish the many fond memories we have of her! I especially remember her great hospitality during the many times growing up that my family would go to the Twin Cities and stay at your parent’s home. I will always remember how good of a cook and baker she was. Every time we stayed at her home, she treated us to the finest meals and desserts of all kinds! We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers now and in the days ahead.

    Peggy, John, Andrew, and Ryan

  2. D. D. says:

    May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together. Note Jesus words of comfort spoken to Martha, who just lost her brother, in John 11:23-25, “Your brother will rise, I am the resurrection and the life, he that exercises faith in me, even though he dies will come to life.” I hope this helps some.

  3. Andi Canter says:

    Jim, Gary, Debby and all.
    I am so sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. Thanks for sharing her with me at so many family holiday and special events, it was like having a favorite aunt. I will long remember her pies. Mine will never live up to hers. And even longer, I will remember to NEVER throw out the potato water. Not sure she ever forgave me for that! I will remember her fondly.

    Love, Andi (the old one)

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