Ruth A. Coffin, 87, of Eyota, died Wednesday May 24, 2017 at Mayo Clinic
Hospital-St. Mary’s Campus, Rochester.
Ruth was born March 12, 1930 in Clear Lake, Iowa to James A. and Mina May
(Harter) Buck. She graduated from Clear Lake High School. On July 16, 1949
she married Clifford Coffin at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. They
lived in Clear Lake until 1968 when the family moved to Eyota. She worked
for Eastwood Bank in Eyota for 19 years. Ruth was an active member of Faith
United Methodist Church in Eyota where she was the financial secretary for
many years. She enjoyed traveling, dancing, card games; especially bridge
and hosting family gatherings. Ruth was an avid Twins, Gophers, Vikings and
Iowa Hawkeye fan. Her husband Clifford died October 3, 2015.
Survivors include her children; Steven (Maureen) of Solon Springs, WI,
Joleen (Howard) Hammel of Owatonna; 5 grandchildren, 8 great
grandchildren; brother, James Buck and sister, Janette Buck both of Clear
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother Robert Buck
and sister Helen McEldoon.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 10th, 11:00 a.m. at Faith
United Methodist Church in Eyota will Rev. Mark Woodward officiating. Burial
is at Oak Grove Cemetery, Eyota. Visitation is on Saturday, June 10th, one
hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Faith United Methodist Church.
Schad & Zabel Funeral Home, 115 South Ave, Eyota, MN, 55934, 507-545-