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Ruby Jane (Wittmeier) Haugen

August 16, 1941 ~ September 7, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old
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Ruby Jane Haugen, age 82, of Walker, MN passed away on Thursday, September 7, 2023, at May Creek Memory Care, after a short battle with cancer. Ruby was born on August 16, 1941, in Roscoe, SD, the daughter of Edwin and Nettie Wittmeier.

Ruby grew up in and graduated from high school in Aberdeen, Sd. She had two daughters, Lori and Jill, before moving to Minnesota. Ruby married Bruce Haugen on November 6th, 1976, in Walker, MN. Ruby worked as a home health aid for many years at Woodrest Nursing Home in the activities department.

Ruby will be remembered for her passion creating and making stamped cards. Over the years, she collected thousands of stamps that she used for creating birthday and holiday cards for family, friends, US Troops, and children who were hospitalized. Highlights for Ruby were having several of her cards selected and pictured in a monthly stamping magazine and receiving an acknowledgment from Buckingham Palace for a baby card she sent to the Royals, William and Kate, upon the birth of their first child.

Ruby is preceded in death by her parents, Nettie and Edwin; sister, Janice Molinari; brother-in-law, Steve Molinari; and sister-in-law, Lois Streich.

Ruby is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Bruce Haugen of Walker; daughters, Lori (Tim) Swenson of Hackensack, MN and Jill (Bob) Ackerman of Pine River, MN; brother, Ken (Vickie) Wittmeier of Sioux Falls, SD; 6 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 3 nieces; and 5 nephews.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to friends and family for their thoughts and prayers during Ruby’s illness and a special thank you to the staff at May Creek and St. Joseph’s Hospice for their loving care they provided.

A memorial service for Ruby will be held Saturday, September 16, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. with a visitation one-hour prior to her service, all to be held at Northern Peace Funeral Home in Walker, MN. Lay Pastor Sue Grage will officiate and be assisted by Duane Grage. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Hackensack, MN.

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September 16, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Northern Peace Funeral Home
114 Tianna Drive
Walker, Minnesota 56484

Memorial Service
September 16, 2023

11:00 AM
Northern Peace Funeral Home
114 Tianna Drive
Walker, Minnesota 56484


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