Obituary of Ruby Susanna Marie Bartelt
Corisca – Ruby Susanna Marie Bartelt, 96, went to her heavenly home Saturday, August 3 at the Good Samaritan Center in Corsica. Funeral service will be Thursday, August 8 at 2:00 pm at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Stickney. Visitation will be Wednesday, August 7 from 5 to 7 pm with a 7:00 pm prayer service at Koehn Bros. Funeral Home in Stickney.
Ruby was born May 27, 1923 to Ernest and Ella (Wegehaupt) Herbst on the family farm in Davison County. She was baptized at her home and confirmed into the Christian faith at St. John's Lutheran Church west of Dimock. In 1947, she was united in marriage to Rudy Bartelt. Two children were born to this union, Virginia in 1949 and Ralland in 1952. They lived in the Hillside area until moving to a farm north of Stickney in 1955. Ruby spent most of her life doing what she loved most - working alongside Rudy on the farm and being a devoted mom to her children. She was active as a 4-H leader, served on the Aurora County Extension Board and was a Modern Woodmen leader. Ruby loved to share the stories of the Bible to young people and will long be remembered for her many years of teaching Sunday School and being a Luther League advisor at St. Paul Lutheran Church where she was a member until the time of her death.
Grateful for having shared her life are her 2 children: Virginia (special friend Bill Moos) Matlock of Stickney and Ralland (Diane) Bartelt of Stickney; 4 grandchildren: Chris Bartelt of Stickney; Jess (Maureen) Bartelt of Fargo, ND; Jackie Caffee of Gillette, WY; and Tim (Becky) Matlock of Stickney; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Rudy in 1996; 3 brothers: Victor, Elmer and Clifford; and 2 sisters: Nona and Anita.
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