Funeral services for Ruby C. Fredrickson, age 93, of Albert Lea, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. Rev. John Holt will officiate. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 â 6:00 p.m. Monday, August 22, 2016 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Ruby died Friday, August 19, 2016 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.
Ruby C. Fredrickson was born January 4, 1923 in rural Manchester, the daughter of Oscar Alfred and Mina Amelia (Gunderson) Severson. She was Baptized January 21, 1923 at West Freeborn Lutheran Church and confirmed at First Lutheran Church on May 16, 1937. Ruby attended country school until her family moved off the farm in 1933, they lived in Waseca before moving to Albert Lea when she was in the 5th grade. She graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1940. On May 24, 1941 Ruby was united in marriage to Delmar Fredrickson at the First Lutheran Parsonage. The lived in rural Glenville and had a mink farm. In 1959, Ruby and Delmar moved back to Albert Lea. She did general office work at Farm Bureau Ins. and Federation. While living near Glenville, she was a member of Round Prairie Lutheran Church where she was active in Womenâs Aid and Circle and she taught Sunday School. Ruby was in 4H Leadership and County Extension Club. More recently she was a member of First Lutheran Church where she was a member of Circle and a 40 year member of Altar Guild. Ruby was the past president of the VFW Auxiliary 447, past president of VFW Auxiliary District I and past president of the American Legion Auxiliary #56. She traveled to and through all 50 states, went on a Scandinavian tour and also went on a trip to Mexico.
Survivors include her children Nina (Terry) Cole, Steven (Beth) Fredrickson, Franklin (Susan) Fredrickson and Dow (Beth) Fredrickson; 14 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; in-laws Ben (Phyllis) Fredrickson and Jean Severson and many nieces and nephews.
Ruby was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Delmar; daughter, Lora Lee Toenges; siblings Hannah (Reuben) Bartness, Agnes Dolmetsch, John (Arlene) Severson, Mildred (Paul) Foster, Alda (Edward) Otterson, Helen (Harvey) Paulson, Oscar Severson and Jeanne (Dick) Ulve and several nephews.
Rubyâs family would like to thank all of the staff at St. Johnâs Lutheran Community and The Meadows for their dedicated service and time with Grandma Ruby.