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Funeral services for Norma Lois Ruud of Albert Lea, MN, will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, August 10, 2018 at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea, MN, Pastor Joel Erickson will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at 10:00 AM on Friday. Interment will be in the Clarks Grove Cemetery, Clarks Grove, MN. Norma died Monday, August 6, 2018 at St John’s Lutheran Home in Albert Lea. She was 89 years of age. Norma was born November 2, 1928 in Albert Lea, MN, the daughter of Adolph G. and Mae A. (Peterson) Halseth. She attended public school in Albert Lea and was united in marriage to Verl Clifford Ruud on November 16, 1959 in Madison, S.D. Norma lived in Albert Lea all of her life and worked for the Lesota Tool Company, Desoto Produce and Land-O-Lakes as a cook for a few years. She was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Albert Lea and an active member of the Democratic Party. She loved music, dancing and travel. Norma is survived by her daughter Linda M. Larson (special friend Arlen Nessett), grandchildren Brady L. Larson, and Jena M. Larson (Tim Steven), great grandchildren Levi and Luci Larson, a brother Nordean (Barbara Halseth) of Trenton, FL, a special niece and nephew Marilyn and Dan Roth of Holmen, WI, and many other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Verl in 2003, and sisters Clarine Halseth, Mildred Halseth, Eunice Wichmann, Lorraine Groff, Helen Malory and Deloris Syed. The family would like to give a special thank you to Hidden Creek Assisted Living, Oak Park Assisted Living and all the staff at St. John’s Nursing Home and Hospice. A special thank you to Holly Stenseth for being Norma’s special Guardian Angel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Grace Lutheran Church Albert Lea, MN, or St. John’s Nursing Home Albert Lea, MN.