Ruby Nelson, 88Ruby Mae Nelson, 88, Parkers Prairie, died Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at St. William's Living Center in Parkers Prairie.
Ruby Mae Nelson, 88, Parkers Prairie, died Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at St. William's Living Center in Parkers Prairie.
Ruby was born April 5, 1924 to Iven and Roxana (Rice) Hoosline in Burleene Township, Todd County. She grew up in Burleene Township and attended country school. Following her education, she worked as a nanny/housekeeper for various families in the area.
She was united in marriage to Wallace Nelson on June 23, 1942 at First Lutheran Church in Parkers Prairie. Following their marriage, they farmed in Eagle Bend, Rose City, Clotho and Osakis. They purchased their first farm in 1963, near Spruce Hill where they lived and farmed until the mid-1980s. They moved into their new home in Miltona, where they lived until her husband, Wallace, died June 12, 1998. Ruby continued living in her own home in Miltona until she moved into St. William's Living Center in 2007.
She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church and its ladies aid. She also belonged to the Miltona Senior Citizens and served as an election judge for the city of Miltona. She enjoyed writing poetry, quilting and crocheting. She especially enjoyed traveling to local casinos and dancing.
Ruby is survived by her son, Kerry (Linda) Nelson of Carlos; two daughters, Corliss Seward of Eagle Bend and Cheryl (Curt) Schimmelpfennig of Alexandria; sister-in-law, Gen Thieschafer of Long Prairie; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; along with many nieces and nephews.
Ruby was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three sisters; brother; and son-in-law, Elvin Seward.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 14 at Faith Lutheran Church in Miltona with the Rev. Stephen Olson officiating. Music was provided by organist, Kevin Lee and vocalist, Dedra Zwieg. Burial was at Kinkead Cemetery in Alexandria.
Pallbearers were her grandsons, Rick Seward, Todd Seward, Wayne Seward, Dylan Roers, John Nelson and Jacob Deiling. Honorary pallbearers were her granddaughters, Twila Pierce, Tammy Roers, Kristi Deiling and Cinthia Nelson.
Arrangements are with Lind Family Funeral and Cremation Service, www.lindfamilyfh.com.
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