Ruby Skalbeck

Obituary of Ruby Skalbeck

Ruby H. Skalbeck, age 99, of Sacred Heart, died Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at the Alvera Granite Falls Care Center.  Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 15, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Sacred Heart.  The Vicar Gwen Arneson will officiate.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and will continue on Monday one hour prior to the services all at the church in Sacred Heart.  Memorials are preferred to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Window Project.  Arrangements are with Dirks-Blem Funeral Service, Renville, MN.

Ruby H. Skalbeck was born on April 3, 1922, at her family home in Sioux Agency Township, Yellow Medicine County to Martin and Martha (Finnes) Lecy.  She was baptized and confirmed at Rock Valle Lutheran Church in Sioux Agency Township.  Ruby attended country school and later graduated from Echo High School in 1941.  Ruby worked at several jobs including owning a restaurant with her friend Sis Enestvedt in Belview, MN.  On May 26, 1946, Ruby was united in marriage to Raymond Skalbeck at her parent’s home north of Echo.  In 1948, they bought Ray’s grandparent’s farm in rural Sacred Heart where they farmed until retirement in 1980.  Ruby helped Ray with the farm and also worked at Warner Manufacturing for many years.  In 1995, they moved into Sacred Heart.  Following retirement, Ruby and Ray enjoyed delivering Meals on Wheels in Sacred Heart, and various activities at the Sacred Heart Community Center.  She also loved spending time with her family and grandkids.  Ruby was an active member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. 

Survivors include her two daughters: Cheryl (and Earl) Nellermoe of Sacred Heart, and Charlene (and Jim) Dixon of St. Michael; four grandchildren:  Todd (and Crystal) Nellermoe, Megan (and Mark) Bergstrom, Matthew (and Kathy) Dixon, and Jillian (and Sean) Kruger; nine great grandchildren, and one sister-in-law Darlene Lecy.  She was preceded in death by her husband Ray, her son Michael, grandson Ryan Nellermoe, and five brothers and two sisters.

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