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Ruby M. Kleinsasser

Ruby Kleinsasser obituary photoRuby M. Kleinsasser, age 89, of Huron, died Sunday, March 2, 2008, at the Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.  Her funeral service was at 10:30 AM Thursday, March 6, 2008, at Bethesda Mennonite Church with the Rev. Rick Wolgamott and the Rev. Phil Plett officiating.  Burial was in the Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery. 

Ruby Mae Kleinsasser was the firstborn child of Sam K. and Lydia (Tschetter) Wipf on June 12, 1918, in Spink County.  She attended school in the Fairfield School District. 

On December 27, 1936, she was united in marriage to Edwin P. Kleinsasser at the Fairfield Bethel Church, Hitchcock, South Dakota by Rev. Joseph J. Hofer.  After their marriage, they farmed in the Hitchcock area. 

Ruby was a faithful and active member of the Fairfield Bethel Church, serving in different ministries, and helping in whatever areas God led her to serve in.  She was currently a member of the Bethesda Church. 

Ruby loved her family dearly and it was always “MY” and then she would say the name.  She had a devotional life that was extraordinary—praying daily for the salvation of her entire family.  She was always concerned about their wellbeing.  She loved to read--her Bible was the most precious book she read.

One of Ruby’s joys in life was gardening and flowers.  She seemed to have the ‘green thumb’ that many of us only dream about.  She enjoyed life—never had to give up driving and enjoyed coming and going as she pleased.  She was always grateful when people would take the time to visit with her.  She was loved by all for her smile and positive attitude. 

Grateful to God for their wonderful, godly mother: Jerome (Mona) Kleinsasser of Hitchcock, Selby (Glenn) Hofer of Wagner, Dorothy (Craig) Walters of Warsaw, Indiana, and Don (Jane) Kleinsasser of Huron; twelve grandchildren, Reg (Laura) Kleinsasser, Janelle (Anthony) Walston, Brenda Dubois, Glenn Jr. (Celeste) Hofer, Judy Kotifani, Todd (Susan) Hofer, Teresa (Dan) Tiernan, TyAnn (Alan) Walker, Tim (Janet) Hofer, David (Fatima) Hofer, Peggy (Larry) Baker, and Kristi (Keith) Lewis; thirty-one great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Lilly Kern of Olivia, Minnesota, Susie Pullman of Huron, Lorraine Kleinsasser of Wessington, Betty (Claire) McBride of Huron; five brothers, Ferd (Helen) Wipf of Huron, John Wipf of Glendale, Arizona, Sam Wipf of Huron, Peter (Cheryl) Wipf of Nicholasville, Kentucky, and Clifford Wipf of Huron; and many nieces and nephews.

Waiting for her in heaven were her parents, husband, Edwin, daughter-in-law, Deanna Kleinsasser, son-in-law, Leon Hofer, and grandson, Lloyd Hofer.  She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Kathryn Wipf, Evelyn Maas, and Anna Friesen.