September 21, 2014

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Ruby E. Johnson Print E-mail

Jan. 28, 1940-Feb. 21, 2014

Ruby Etta Johnson, 74, Wautoma, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014.

She was born Jan. 28, 1940 in the Town of Dakota, the daughter of Walter and Pearl (Fink) Bliske. She married Reuben L. Johnson on Sept. 28, 1963 at Mount Morris Holden Lutheran Church. He preceded her in death on June 17, 1993.

Ruby worked for many years for the Wilcox families, Heritage Farms, and also Realist, Inc., Berlin.

She is survived by her children: Wanda Johnson (Curt Reimer), Reuben (Mary Lou) Johnson Jr., and Ruth (Jeff) Sefton; one brother: Clifford (Delores) Bliske; one sister: Janet (Carl) Wodrich; grandchildren: Todd Stapleman Jr., Brenda Schanmier, Travis Hoople, Franklin Stapleman, Laura McNulty, Robert Johnson, Felicia Johnson, Steven Johnson, Amber Larson, Andrea Anckner, Jacob Sefton, and Alexandria Sefton; and 12 great grandchildren. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Also, a special friend of many years, Oscar (Nancy) Cardenas.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; one brother: Donald Bliske; two sisters: Mildred Zaeger and Jane Bliske; and one great-granddaughter: Vivian Schanmier.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 2 p.m. at Leikness Funeral Home in Wautoma with Rev. Nathan A. Gauerke officiating. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in the spring. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 12:30 p.m. until the time of services.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established.


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