Ruby Mae Nordgren, age 88, passed away on August 27, 2021 due to illness complications. Ruby was born June 19, 1933 in Alcester, SD (Union County) to Herman and Jennie Ahrens.
Ruby lived a fulfilling life as a mother, sister, wife, grandmother, and friend. She loved to participate in yard sales, attending church, playing cards with friends, watching TV game shows and sharing ice cream with her beloved dog, Gracie.
Ruby is a member of the Register Baptist Church. She is survived by her children, Angela (David) Nuno of Pea Ridge, AR, Jody (John “Freddie”) Rushing of Statesboro, GA, Bobbi Allen (Howard McClure) of Statesboro, GA, Steven (Michelle) Gabel of Elk Point, SD, Teresa (Robert) Book of Akron IA, Gerri (Gerald) Day of Canton, SD; sisters, Irene Gabel, Rosie Hoffman of Akron, IA and Mary Archer of Henderson, NC; 17 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren.
Ruby is preceded in death by husbands, Arthur Nordgren of 31 years and Richard Waterman of 18 years; daughter, Susan Smith; parents, Herman and Jennie Ahrens; brother, Harry Ahrens; two infant granddaughters, Anita and Kayla; and one infant great-granddaughter, Sophie Mae.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 26, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Deal Funeral Directors in Statesboro, GA. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, September 27, 2021 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Jim Correll officiating. It will be immediately followed by a family graveside burial at Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Glennville, GA. Due to Covid, masks will be required.
Pallbearers will be Nicolas Nuno, John “Tres” Rushing, Marcos Nuno, Andrew Holt, Chris Huettmann, and Timmy Rushing.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Register Baptist Church, 8 Church Street, Register, GA 30452 or The Salvation Army www.give.salvationarmyusa.org.
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