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Funeral services for Ruth Chicos will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at All Saints Catholic Church in New Richland, MN, with Father Michael Cronin officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 – 7 PM on Friday at Friedrich Funeral Home, New Richland, and again one hour prior to the service at the church.
Ruth passed away peacefully on June 19, 2019 at New Perspective Senior Living Community in Faribault, MN with family by her side. She was 93 years old.
Kathryn Ruth (Convey) was born on September 1, 1925 in Waldorf, MN to Thomas and Rosella (Fox) Convey. She grew up near Waldorf where she graduated from high school. On November 16, 1948, she was united in marriage to Thomas J. Chicos Jr. in Waldorf. They had seven children together. Ruth helped Tom out on their family farm with Tom bragging that she was the best farm hand you could have. She also helped with their purebred Hampshire swine business with pigs being sold nationwide. Beyond farm work, raising and taking care of her children was a full-time job in and of itself!
Ruth and Tom enjoyed going dancing together – they enjoyed it so much that they often held dances on their farm! She liked gardening and did plenty of canning. Ruth attended all of her children’s school activities and 4-H events supporting them in everything they participated in. As her grandchildren grew, she was always there to cheer them on, too! Christmas holidays were her favorite, because the entire family gathered and enjoyed time spent together. She was kind, helpful, and always put others ahead of herself. She never took life too seriously and always enjoyed herself – but never had time to slack off!
She will be dearly missed by her husband of 70 years, Tom Chicos of New Richland; children, Robert (Barb) Chicos of North Mankato, Connie (Terry) Litchfield of Clearwater Beach, FL, Patti (Mark) Siegfried of Faribault, Gail (Del) Point of Waterville, and Gary (Mary) Chicos of Alden; grandchildren, Amanda (Ben) Roiger, Nate Chicos, Melissa (Andrew) Prashad, Christine (Matt) McEwen, Michelle (fiancé Tyler Shermer) Siegfried, Matt Siegfried, Toni Chicos, Sydney Chicos, Zac Chicos, and Spencer Chicos; great-grandchildren, Harper and Henrik Roiger and Logan McEwen; as well as many extended relatives.
Ruth is preceded in death by both parents; two children, Thomas Mark Chicos, and Richard Patrick Chicos in infancy; one grandson, Patrick Mark Siegfried in infancy, and siblings, Maurice Convey, Helen Greenwood, and Blanche Cahill.
Memorials preferred to the Missionary of St. Jude or All Saints Church Stained Glass Window Fund.
Blessed be her memory!