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Ruby M. Erlandson


Mon, May 21st, 2012
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Ruby M. Erlandson, age 87, of Mabel, died May 11, 2012, at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel.

Ruby Sanden was born May 1, 1925, in Hesper, Iowa to Knute O. Sanden, Sr. and Kristina (Knudson) Sanden. Ruby graduated from the Mabel High School in 1943. On August 14, 1943, she married Norris Erlandson in Mabel. They farmed in the Mabel area until 1964 when they moved into Mabel. She worked many years at Lind’s Grocery in Mabel which later became Boyum IGA, and finally Hometown Foods. She also helped her son, Steve, at the Canton Cardinal in Canton. She was a member of the Scheie Lutheran Church in rural Mabel and its WELCA. Ruby enjoyed gardening, reading, baking, and dancing, but most of all spending time with family and friends. She was known for always being dressed up.

Ruby is survived by a daughter Carolyn White of Apple Valley,

Minnesota; seven grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and special friend Mervin Dvergsten of Spring Grove. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Norris; son Steven; four grandchildren Lynn, Laura, Amy, and Jonathan; and half brothers and sisters Lueda (Brenna) Street, Calma (Brenna) Sanden, Mary (Sanden) Grindland, Clara (Sanden) Welper, Knute Sanden Jr., Olaf Sanden,

Ole Sanden.

Funeral services were Saturday, May 19, 2012, at the Scheie Lutheran Church in rural Mabel with the Rev. Mary Waudby officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel assisted with arrangements.

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