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Carol Ann Bernice Ruba

December 8, 1944 — February 17, 2023

Remsen, Iowa

Carol Ann Bernice Ruba, age 78 of Remsen, IA passed away on Friday, Feb. 17, 2023 at Floyd Valley Health Care in Le Mars, IA.
 

Mass of Catholic Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, 2023 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen, IA with Fr. Timothy Pick officiating and Deacon Doug Heeren assisting. Burial will follow at the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Remsen, IA. Visitation with family present will be 4 - 7 p.m. on Thursday, there will be a parish rosary and vigil prayer service at 5 p.m. all at church. Visitation will resume on Friday at 9:30 a.m. at the church. Services have been entrusted to the Fisch Funeral Home & Monument of Remsen.

Carol was born Dec. 8, 1944, the daughter of Elmer & Melinda (Plathe) Klein Sr. at Le Mars, IA.  She was raised in Remsen and received her education from Remsen St. Mary’s, graduating in 1963.

On Jan. 4, 1964 she married Donald Ruba at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen.  The couple farmed west of Remsen for two years, then moved into Remsen until 1981 when they moved back to the farm.  

Carol was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and past member of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church.  Carol was a loving wife, mother and valued her family and friends. She had a deep love of her faith which she shared willingly.  People could find her continuously praying the rosary and attending adoration.  She was generous with her time and talents.  Some of her talents were sewing, quilting, and baking bread.  She was also active in the Remsen community.  Her favorite community activities were making quilts for the church auction, making the kindergarten classroom quilts, mending flags for the City of Remsen, and being chair for the Remsen St. Mary's Ball.  For many years she continued to share proud memories of the St. Mary's Ball.  She was a competitive card and Scrabble player where losing was not an option. She enjoyed putting puzzles together, such as The Last Supper, which was displayed at the Remsen St. Mary's High School. She loved to cook, bake pies, sing and garden. You could always count on a cup of coffee and an honest opinion from Carol when visiting. She will be greatly missed.

Survivors include her husband Donald of Remsen, IA; her 11 children, Paul (Rosie) Ruba of Manchester, IA, Jackie (Lyle) Loutsch of Le Mars, IA, Anita (Nick) Harpenau of Dayton, OH, Carla (Randy) Ahlers of Remsen, IA, Amy (Warren) Baker of Sioux City, IA, Patricia Ruba of Remsen, IA, Mathew (Kari) Ruba of Ames, IA, Michael Ruba of Remsen, IA, Jason (Jennifer) Ruba of Remsen IA, Daniel (Kellie) Ruba of Dubuque, IA, Ann (Scott) Wolf of Berryville, VA; 43 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; her siblings; Nancy (Richard) Loehr of Chillicothe, MO, Elaine (Fred) Jungers of Sheldon, IA, Alan (Lorelie) Klein of Remsen, IA, Marilyn Treinen of Remsen IA, Marlys Ohlendorf of Remsen IA, Norma Klein of Remsen, IA; 5 sisters-in-law, Jan Klein of Le Mars, IA, Debbie Klein of San Francisco, CA, Marlene Klein of Remsen, IA, Gerrianne (George) Olson of Sioux City, IA and Joan Klein of Remsen, IA; numerous nieces & nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her in-laws, Clarence & Margaret Ruba; her siblings, Mavis (Donald) Kunkel, Elmer Jr., Dennis, Malcolm & Donald Klein, Susan (Aloysius) Vaske, Thomas & Charles Klein, Alice Klein; 1 brother-in-law, Fred Treinen.

Casket bearers will be Pat Klein, Bill Ruba, Ryan Ohlendorf, Brad Klein, Steve Klein & Robert Jungers.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Thursday, February 23, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church

121 E 4th St, Remsen, IA 51050

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There will be a parish rosary and vigil prayer service at 5 p.m. all at church. This will be Live-streamed.

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Funeral Service

Friday, February 24, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church

121 E 4th St, Remsen, IA 51050

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Visitation will resume on Friday at 9:30 a.m. at the church. This will be Live-streamed.

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