Maureen Ruble, 80, Albert LeaPublished 10:04am Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Memorial services for Maureen Ruble, 80, of Albert Lea, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. Dwight Netzer will officiate. Family interment will be at Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.
Maureen died Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea.
Maureen was born in Lake Mills on May 26, 1933, to Milford L. and Vione (Draves) Wuerflein. Maureen’s parents lived in Hanlontown, Iowa, and St. Paul before moving to Mansfield Village where she attended Freeborn County School District No. 87 through eighth grade, graduating from Kiester High School. Maureen was confirmed in her faith in Mansfield Lutheran Church.
Maureen was employed as a bookkeeper for International Harvester in San Diego, Calif.; Universal Milking Machine, Albert Lea; First National Bank of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Trinity Lutheran Church, Albert Lea. First and foremost she was proud to be a farm partner and homemaker and diligent volunteer.
On Feb. 14, 1955, Maureen was united in marriage to Glenn F. Ruble in Albert Lea.
Maureen loved music, enjoyed traveling, bowling, golf, playing cards, reading and entertaining. She enjoyed keeping in touch with friends and family members. She loved people and was genuinely interested in them. Her greatest loves were Glenn, her children and grandchildren.
Maureen was an enthusiastic volunteer in her church, 4-H, County Extension programs, and politics. In 2010 she was instrumental in organizing a Parkinson Support Group, which is now the Southern Minnesota Parkinson Support Group. She was an enthusiastic supporter to raise funds and awareness of Parkinson’s disease.
Maureen is survived by a daughter, Kimberly (Mikal) Gooden, Emmons; sons Douglas (Pam) Ruble, Albert Lea and Peter (Paula) Ruble, Hastings; grandchildren Erin (Matt) Smith, Katie (Mark) Huttemier, Brady (Megan) Gooden, Madlynn Ruble, Grady Ruble, Riley Ruble, Piper Ruble and Pacer Ruble; great-grandchildren Jake, Jesse, Alexandra and Kameron Smith, Ben and Joey Huttemier, and Luke and Owen Gooden; brother Jerome (DeLoris) Wuerflein; sister, Frances Thompson; sister-in-law Phyllis Hendrickson; brothers-in-law Norman (Joyce) Ruble and Elton (Janice) Ruble; uncle, George Draves; special cousin Mary Ann Wistrom and many nieces and nephews.
Maureen was preceded in death by her parents Milford L. and Vione J. Wuerflein; husband, Glenn, in 2012; father and mother-in-law, Clifford and Dagmar Ruble; sister, Julianne Vangen and brothers-in law George “Bud” Hendrickson and Gary Vangen.
Memorials are preferred to Southern Minnesota Parkinson Support Group.