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Warming 500 hospice hearts and counting

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Red Wing resident Ruthe Exner has taken her farm-raised work ethic and combined her connection to the local Mayo Clinic Health System Hospice to create a touching tradition.

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Since March of 2012, residents admitted to hospice care have received a handmade tied “comfort blanket” compliments of Exner.

In just over two years, she has donated more than 500 blankets with around 70 currently ready to be delivered.

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