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Ruby FellbaumRuby Fellbaum 90, of Webster died on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Bethesda Home in Webster. Her funeral will be at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, January 3, 2013 at American Lutheran Church in Webster, Rev. Jan FitzGibbon officiating. Burial will be in the Webster Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Wednesday 5-7 P.M. and prior to services at the church. Ruby Eloise Hagen was born on Sunday, October 8, 1922 to Reuben and Elvera (Peterson) Hagen in Britton, South Dakota. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. When Ruby was three years old her mother passed away. She then lived with an aunt and uncle north of Webster where she attended country school. After her father, Reuben, was remarried to Agnes (Hagen) the family was reunited and Ruby completed her education. On June 8, 1941 she was united in marriage to Alvin Fellbaum at Webster. The couple made their home in Webster where they owned and managed the Coast-To-Coast Hardware store and later Hardware Hank until their retirement. Alvin passed away in May 2003. After his death she continued to live in her own home. She also lived at Strand-Kjorsvig Rest Home in Roslyn, assisted living in Watertown and entered Bethesda Home in Webster in September 2012. She was a member of American Lutheran Church in Webster where she was active in Circle, W.E.L.C.A., Sunday School and many other activities in the church. Ruby enjoyed her family and friends. Her home was always open with her serving love and food. Her children and grandchildren were very dear to her heart. Ruby passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Webster, South Dakota at the age of 90 years, 2 months and 21 days. Ruby is survived by two sons, Dale (Alice) Fellbaum and Doug Fellbaum both of Webster; two daughters, Cheryl Hewitt of Watertown and Patty (Tom) O’Bryan of Woodland Hills, CA; a daughter-in-law, Gail Fellbaum of Webster; one brother, Norman Hagen of Liberty, MO; a sister, Phyllis (Morris) Bjornebo of St. Paul, MN; a half-sister, Beverly (John) Owen of Watertown, SD; eleven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, Gene, one granddaughter, Kathryn, a son-in-law, Alan Hewitt, one brother, Virgil Hagen, and sisters-in-law, Alice Hagen and Adeline Hagen.
I JUST FOUND OUT ABOUT RUBY'S PASSING AND WANT TO SEND CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMIL. RUBY WAS A GREAT PERSON AND I HAVE GREAT MEMORIES OF BOTH HER AND ALVIN FROM THE TIME I SPENT GROWING UP IN WEBSTER. SHE WAS MY DAD'S COUSIN AND WE HAD A LOT OF GREAT VISITS WITH HER. SINCERLY DALLAS JOHNSON
DALLAS JOHNSON Jan 15 2013 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
bob markve Jan 3 2013 12:00 AM
The Felbaum Family- We would like to express our deepest sympathy to you. What can one say about such a "Wonderful Lady", a longtime family friend and church friend. Always had a smile on her face and something to say to you whenever you met her! Cherish her memories as I know you have great ones as well as her friends do. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Mike and Juanita
Mike and Juanita Hirtes Jan 3 2013 12:00 AM
Dear Fellbaum Family~ My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I loved getting to know your Mom over the past years - what a truly beautiful, kind woman. I will so miss stopping in to visit with Ruby and getting my special hug from her.So many wonderful memories to treasure . . . God bless. With heartfelt sympathy, Patti Hirtes Weber
Patti Hirtes Weber Jan 3 2013 12:00 AM
We are sorry for your loss. We have fond memories of Ruby. Our mutual connections with the Coast to Coast Hardware store always gave us good conversations. She will be missed. Our sympathy
Joe & Lily Mogen Jan 2 2013 12:00 AM
A MOTHER HOLDS HER CHILDREN'S HANDS FOR AWHILE--BUT THEIR HEARTS FOREVER. MY HEART FELT SYMPATHY TO YOUR FAMILY. MAY SHE REST IN PEACE AND HER MEMORIES LIVE ON FOREVER.
Connie Lubinski Jan 1 2013 12:00 AM
To all the Family: We are so sorry to hear of your loss. So enjoyed seeing Ruby at her 90th birthday party. You are in our thoughts and prayers and remember that she will be forever in your hearts.
John and Janice Camp Jan 1 2013 12:00 AM
Dear Cheryl & Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May you cherish all the great memories you have of your Mom & Grandmother. She is now at peace with with her Lord & Savior and has become a very Special Angel to watch over all of you. Know you are in our thoughts & prayers. With Deepest Sympathy, Nadine & Don Nielsen
Nadine Nielsen Jan 1 2013 12:00 AM
Dear family, May our heavenly Father who gave us a precious gem named Ruby, and now holds her in everlasting arms comfort you as you mourn her loss and celebrate her life. To know Ruby was to be embraced by her smile, and to experience her quiet, gentle, loving spirit as she tended to thge care and contentment of others. Thankful to have hearts and lives blessed by Ruby, Dave and Linda
Dave and Linda De Vries Jan 1 2013 12:00 AM
Cheryl & Families.... So sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. She was such a likable person whenever I was there...that was quite the neighborhood we had there...lots of kids & activities....May her memories help you through this holiday season knowing she is in the best place possible....take care...God Bless. Karen
Karen Baumgarn Jaquet Dec 31 2012 12:00 AM