Ruby L. Rudy

SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa – A memorial service for Ruby L. Rudy, 85, of Spirit Lake, Iowa, formerly of Fairmont, Minn., will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at Lakeview Funeral Home Chapel in Fairmont, with inurnment in Fairview Memorial Park, Fairmont.

Ruby passed away Thursday evening, Dec. 19, 2013, at Hilltop Care Center in Spirit Lake, Iowa. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Monday at Lakeview Funeral Home. Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Fairmont is in charge of arrangements.

Ruby Lillian (Campe) Rudy was born March 7, 1928, in Pleasant Prairie Township, Granada, Minn., the daughter of Henry and Edith (Thate) Campe. She graduated from Granada High School before furthering her education at Mankato State College. On June 9, 1951, Ruby was united in marriage to Kenneth Rudy at St. Paul’s Evangelical and Reform Church near East Chain, Minn. This union was blessed with three children:?Rebecca, Curtis and Angella. Ruby and Ken resided in Granada before moving to Fairmont in 1952. They later moved to Spirit Lake in 1967 and they shared 62 years together. Ruby worked as an elementary teacher. She taught in Granada for 17 years. When Ruby and Ken moved to Spirit Lake, Ruby worked at Berkley’s for one year before teaching at Sioux Valley Round Lake for 19 years. After her retirement from teaching, Ruby worked part time at Wal-Mart in Spirit Lake for 11 years. Ruby was a member of Spirit Lake United Methodist Church and was also a member of the teachers union. During her free time, Ruby enjoyed reading, fishing, telling jokes, doing crossword puzzles and belonged to the Great Lakes Road Riders motorcycle club in Spirit Lake. She loved her pet dogs and cats through the years, and she especially loved the time she spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Ken Rudy of Spirit Lake, Iowa; children, Rebecca Sanders and her husband, Ed, of Truman, Minn., Curtis Rudy and his wife, Terri, of Kansas City, Mo., and Angella Plowman and her husband, Jeremy, of Indio, Calif.; grandchildren, Sara Utermarck and her husband, Jim, of Fairmont, Minn., Derek Sanders and his wife, Amy, of Truman, Minn., Christopher Rudy and his wife, Kelly, of Kansas City, Mo., Caitlyn Hamilton and her husband, Jason, of Grain Valley, Mo., Hudson Plowman of Indio, Calif., and Waverly Plowman of Indio, Calif.; great-grandchildren, Jackson and Anna Utermarck, and Kain and Avery Sanders; brothers, Truman Campe of Granada, Minn., Leonard Campe and his wife, Joan, of Fairmont, Minn., and Lowell Campe and his wife, Shirley of Emmetsburg, Iowa; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Along with her parents, Henry and Edith Campe, Ruby was preceded in death by a grandson in infancy; granddaughter, Erin Sanders; sisters, Eleanor Wille and her husband, Ervin, and Cleo Meschke and her husband, Leonard; brother, Phil Campe and his wife, Anna Mae; sisters-in-law, Marie Rudy, Shirley Campe, and Marge Squire and her husband, Lowell; and brother-in-law, Dale Rudy.