Ruby Dalbey, of Mora, passed away on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at St. Clare’s Living Community in Mora. She was 91 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, October 27, 2014 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Mora with Rev. Mike Herzog officiating
VISITATION will be held from 3:00 – 5:00 pm on Sunday, October 26th at the Akkerman Ingebrand Chapel and one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church.
INTERMENT will be in the Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.
Ruby Winnifred Dalbey died at the age of 91 years, 5 months and 1 day. She was born at home on May 22, 1923 to Clyde and Jessica (Forshier) Lewis at their farm on the northeast end of Knife Lake. She graduated from Mora High School in 1941.
She married Raymond “Butch” Dalbey on January 1, 1945, upon his return from serving in the European Theater during World War II. She and Butch lived on a farm in Hillman Township where they raised their three children, Barbara, Terry and Roxanne. Gardening, deer hunting, reading, traveling and volunteering were some of her many favorite activities. She received the “Outstanding Senior Citizen” award for Kanabec County in 1995. She and Butch took foster children into their home for many years. She was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church where she enjoyed serving as a Sunday School Teacher.
She was preceded in death by her husband and parents, one sister, Ardith Seline, and two brothers, Vernon and Darrell Lewis. She is survived by her three children Barbara (John) Nystuen, Terry (Pam) Dalbey, and Roxanne (Bryce) Kline; seven grandchildren Karen (David) Lindaman, Lance Dalbey, Elizabeth Nystuen, Amy Nystuen, Mike Nystuen, Mari (Drew) Kline-Kluck, Corey (Stacy) Kline; eight great grandchildren, a sister, Louise Dalbey, and brother Kleo (Joy) Lewis. Nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.