Susan (Ruhl) Langstaff, 64, of rural Tokio, ND, passed away on Sunday, July 29, 2018, at the Moorhead Rehab Health Center in Moorhead after a long fought battle to overcome injuries sustained in an automobile accident in 2016.
Susan (Ruhl) Langstaff, 64, of rural Tokio, ND, passed away on Sunday, July 29, 2018, at the Moorhead Rehab Health Center in Moorhead after a long fought battle to overcome injuries sustained in an automobile accident in 2016. Funeral Services for Susan will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 7 at 10:30 a.m. at Dakotah Oyate Lutheran Church, rural Tokio, with Reverend Larry Thiele officiating. Gathering of family and friends will be held at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake on Monday from 3 until 5 p.m. Susan Lee Ruhl was born on Nov. 27, 1953, in Minnesota, the daughter of Wayne and Irene ‘Pat’ (Beswick) Ruhl. She lived most of her life in Devils Lake, ND, and attended school there. Susan was always a hard-working, dedicated employee, serving others with a smile. In 1970, Susan worked in the summer months as a car hop at the local A&W Drive-In. Her Dad, was the manager of the F.W. Woolworth Store, so Susan would work at the lunch counter and in the stock room. From 1976 to 1978, Susan was employed as a Nursing Assistant at Lake Region Lutheran Home and from 1979 to 2002 she worked at the Great American Inn as a Desk Clerk. In 2002, Susan was a Restorative Tech at the Crisis Restorative Unit until 2011 when she returned to college to continue her education. Susan was united in marriage to Edward Langstaff in 2009 at the Dakotah Oyate Lutheran Church and they began their life together raising Elyse, who was then three years old. Susan had a very big heart and cared about everyone. She will be missed by her family and many other people she has touched. Susan had many struggles in the last two years of her life after suffering serious injuries from an automobile accident in Aug. of 2016 and had superseded doctor’s expectations. She fought the battle with great determination and faith and always with the love and support of her family. Susan is survived by; her husband, Edward Langstaff of Tokio; her parents, Pat and Wayne Ruhl, Breckenridge, Minn.; sister, Laurie of Minot, ND; brother, Gary and his wife, Susan of Fairmount, ND; several nieces and nephews including, Danielle and James (Cari), Jeremy (Kirstin) and great-nieces and great-nephew, Cassie, Jordan, Jasmine and Trent; step-children, Melvin (Laura) Langstaff Sr., Eleanor (Dale) Perkins, George (Tammi) Langstaff, Steven Langstaff, Josh (Jackie) Langstaff and Elyse Langstaff; and many step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by; her father-in-law, Patrick Langstaff.