This is a Deacon Alert to inform you of the passing of Ruby Jean Rheault on Monday, Dec. 12th.
Ruby Jean was the mother of James Rheault, Deborah Pierce, Thomas Rheault, Jeffrey Rheault, Cheryl (Rheault) Rasmussen ('83) and Susan (Rheault) Benedict* ('86).
Ruby Jean Rheault, 82, Fargo, died Monday, December 12, 2016 at Villa Maria Nursing Home, Fargo, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.
Ruby Jean Rheault was born in rural Barnesville, MN, March 4, 1934 to Thomas and Marie Nitzkorski (Erickson).
She grew up in Baker and Hawley, MN and graduated from Hawley High School in 1951. Ruby lived and worked in Moorhead, MN. She married the love of her life, George Rheault on October 12, 1953 at St. Francis Xavier Church in Lake Park, MN. They lived on the Rheault family farm on 25th St. until 1980 when they moved to their current home.
She enjoyed dancing, gardening, jigsaw and crossword puzzles and had a green thumb. She also enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Ruby Jean is survived by her husband, George; children, James (Diane) Rheault, Reile’s Acres, Deborah (Bruce Bakkegard) Pierce, Fargo, Thomas Rheault, Las Vegas, NV, Jeffrey (Jill) Rheault, Fargo, Cheryl (Paul) Rasmussen, Moorhead, MN, Susan (David) Benedict, Sabin, MN; 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, and 3 brothers, Maurice, Bernard, and Norman.
Visitation will be 5:30-7:30 with a prayer service at 7:30 PM Thursday December 15, at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration Center. A Funeral service will be held 2:30 PM Friday December 16, at Nativity Catholic Church with visitation one hour before the service. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery South.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Hospice and Villa Maria for the care she received.
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