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Ruby Beto - Madison: July 24, 1915 – Oct. 9, 2012

Posted: Friday, Oct 12th, 2012

Ruby Beto, 97, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at her daughter’s home in Eagan, Minn.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Madison with the Rev. Constanze Hagmaier officiating. Burial is in Lake Madison Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation is from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Ellsworth Funeral Home in Madison.

Ruby Violet Volby was born July 24, 1915, near Rutland, to Theodore and Bertina (Brorby) Volby. She graduated from Rutland High School in 1932 and graduated from SDSU at Brookings in 1936, majoring in home economics education. She taught at Gregory and married Arthur Beto on Sept. 27, 1942, at Lake Madison Lutheran Church in Rutland. Ruby then taught at Volga, Dell Rapids, Colton, Chester, General Beadle High School and Flandreau Indian School.

Ruby was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and WELCA, Delta Kappa Gamma, Church Women United, Red Cross, Sons of Norway, Jane Austin Society and Entre Nous Study Club. She enjoyed traveling, including to England, Norway, Mexico, Disneyland and Washington, DC.

Survivors include a daughter, Betty (Mickiel) Fedde of Eagan, Minn.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson, Odin Mickiel Fedde.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1983; a son, Ronald, in 1994; and a sister, Margaret Walker.

Condolences may be sent to www.ellsworthfh.com.

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