Elton Ruble, 1936-2014

Published 9:00 am Sunday, June 22, 2014

Memorial services for Elton Ruble will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Dwight Netzer will officiate. Military honors will be accorded by local servicemen’s organizations, VFW and American Legion. Interment will be at Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.

Elton Ruble

Elton Ruble

Elton died Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at St. John’s Lutheran Community in Albert Lea. He was 77 years old.

Elton Sidney Ruble was born Aug. 16, 1936, in Albert Lea to Clifford and Dagmar (Olsen) Ruble. He graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1954. He then served three years in the Army in Germany. Elton then graduated with a degree in agronomy from the University of Minnesota. He married Janice Ladlie in 1956 in Bad Kissingen, Germany. To this union, two daughters, Pamela Ruble Lewis and Carol Ruble Waddle of Spokane, Wash., were born. Elton’s career took him to New Orleans; Buffalo, N.Y.; Mitchell, S.D.; Pierre, S.D., and in Fargo, N.D. for 38 years working in agriculture business. He returned to Albert Lea in 2008. Elton loved fishing, golfing, hunting, bowling and playing cribbage with family and friends.

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He will be greatly missed by his wife, Janice, of 58 years; daughter, Carol (Kit) Waddle; grandchildren, Ryan Lewis and Sadie Lewis; brother, Norman (Joyce) of Missoula, Mont.; sister, Phyllis Hendrickson of Albuquerque, N.M.; sisters-in-law, Delores Allenspach, Elaine Flusek and Mary (Lloyd) Hartzell-Dunn; brothers-in-law, Dale (Jeanette) Ladlie, Jim (Fran) Ladlie, Steve (Pennie) Ladlie and Paul (Diane) Ladlie and many nieces and nephews.

Elton was preceded in death by his daughter, Pam Lewis; parents, Cliff and Dagmar Ruble; brother and sister-in-law, Glenn and Maureen Ruble; brother, David Ruble; brother-in-law, George Hendrickson; father and mother-in-law, George and Oma Ladlie; sister-in-law, Alice LaVallie and brothers-in-law, Bob Hartzell and Gene Flusek.