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Ruby Opal Olson Obituary


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“Dear Donna, Mike and Family, I was so sad to learn of the passing of your mother. Your mom was a dear friend of our family and a wonderful person. I...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Brian and Ramona Wente - UT

“Donna, Mike and Families, It made me so sad about your Mom's death. She was one special lady and one my Mom always enjoyed visiting and having...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Marilyn Smith - Minneota, MN

“Aunt Ruby made the best ice cold nector . Uncle Sammy bought me a case of ice cold beer that almost topped it! ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Nephew Brock - El Cajon , CA

“Thank you all for your condolences and memories that are so reflective of my mom's good nature and spirit - it shows that, in the long run, we will...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Donna Leanheart - Ellicott City, MD

“Dear Olson Family: So sorry for your loss. A sweet lady will be missed! Carter and Julie Tonn ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: Julie Tonn

“Mike, Renee & family, My sympathy to your family on the loss of your loved one. Cherish the memories as they will sustain you now and forever. Pat ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Pat Bruun - Parkers Praiarie, MN

“Mike, Renee & family, My sympathy to your family on the loss of your loved one. Cherish the memories as they will sustain you now and forever. Pat ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: Pat Bruun - Parkers Praiarie, MN

“Donna and Mike, My sympathy on the loss of your mom. I have fond memories of Ruby having frequent coffee visit's with my folk's. Gods blessings to...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Karen Braaten Larson

“Grandma Ruby, You were such a blessing to so many, as with other people more than we'll ever know. Thanks for appreciating my love of reading...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Kelly Smith - Donnelly, MN

“I was sad to see Ruby's obituary but it brought back so many good memories of all the Swensons. I last saw Ruby during the all-school reunion in '92....Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: John Nelson - Bratenahl, OH

“Donna, Mike & Renee & all Ruby's Family-Ruby was a special lady. I'm sorry to hear of her passing and send sincere condolences and hopes fond...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Barb Eide

“Dear Donna, Mike, Renee, and Family--I've missed seeing Ruby at Westwind this past year. Always enjoyed Ruby. I feel like another part of my past...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Phyllis Joos - Hancock, MN

“Mike & Renae, We were so sorry to hear of Ruby's passing. We met her a few times at your home. She was a very dear lady. ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Tom and Chrysta - MN

“Even though I never knew her very well, she made an impact none the less. I remember her as a very kind and nice person especially what she has done...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Blake Swenson - willmar, MN


Memorial services for Ruby Olson of Hancock, Minnesota will be held Monday, July 30, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Hancock. Reverend Julius Miller will be officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Monday. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Hancock. Ruby Opal Swenson, daughter of Swen and Alvina (Roisum) Swenson, was born August 17, 1926 near Pennock, Minnesota. Ruby was baptized and confirmed by Reverend Otto Juel at our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Hancock. She attended and graduated from Hancock High School. On December 28, 1946, she was united in marriage to Selmer Olson in Hancock by Reverend Otto Juel. Ruby and Sam made their home in Hancock, where Ruby was a homemaker and cared for their three children, Donna, Mike and Judy. When Judy was born with Downs Syndrome, Ruby became a very active member of the Morris Chapter for the Association for Retarded Children. Ruby was also an active member of Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Hancock. She enjoyed attending school activities, bird watching and going to the lake and being with her family. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Ruby died on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at West Wind Village in Morris, MN. She lived to reach the age of 85 years. She is survived by son: Mike (Renae) Olson of Hancock; daughter: Donna (Steve) Leanheart of Ellicott City, MD; four grandchildren: Kelly Smith, Kay (Damon) Curfman, Sara Olson and Kelsey Olson; 2 great-grandsons: Donovan and Gunnar Curfman; three sisters: Marvis McRoberts of El Cajon, CA, Donna (Sid) Rustad of Clontarf and Jean Hollen of Chokio; sisters-in-law: Levone Swenson of Barron, WI and Shirley Swenson of Little Falls. She was preceded in death by her husband; daughter: Judy Olson; great-granddaughter: Alexandra Curfman; three brothers: Jerroll, Roger and Lyle Swenson; one sister: Dorothy Mazurek; three brothers-in-law: Bill Mazurek, Mark McRoberts and Arnie Hollen and one sister-in-law: Olga Swenson. Honorary urnbearers for the service are Ruby's grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Sandy Pahl will serve as organist for the service. Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris is in charge of the arrangements.

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