Ruby B. Nelson

April 2, 1930 - September 6, 2023

Obituary for Ruby B. Nelson

Ruby B. Nelson, 93, passed away peacefully on September 6, 2023. She was born in Eureka Township, WI, attended Woodow School, and graduated from Centuria High School. She went on to business school and worked as a teletypist for the Sante Fe Railroad in Chicago.

She married Harvey Nelson in 1952 in a double wedding ceremony with her sister, Helen and Doug Thompson.

Ruby & Harvey farmed the family farm between Milltown and Balsam Lake where they raised their only daughter, LuAnn.

Ruby also worked at the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Office in Balsam Lake for many years. She will always be remembered as an exceptional Sunday School Teacher, 4-H Leader, Birthday Party Giver, and for driving neighbors to medical appointments and helping to fill our insurance forms.

In their retirement, Harvey & Ruby spent winters in Texas and summers at the home in Osceola, WI. In 2018 they moved to the Assisted Living Facility in Maple Grove to be near their daughter, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Ruby is preceded in death by her parents, James & Johanna Frokjer; husband, Harvey Nelson; 16 brothers and sisters; and son-in-law, Kenneth Graber.

Survivors include her daughter, LuAnn Graber; grandchildren, Meredith (Chuck) Bainey, Lorelei (Douglas) Nagel, Cameron (Courtney) Graber; and great grandchildren, Elsa, Evan, Layla, Kiera, and Greta. She also has many nieces, nephews, and cousins that have been so good to her.

A private committal service will be held at a later date.

Suggested memorial to Advent Peace and Remembrance Garden.

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