Ruby's Live Streamed Funeral Service can be viewed below starting at 1:45 P.M. on Sunday:
Ruby R Zvirvoski, age 86, Fargo ND died Wednesday, December 9, 2020 in her home surrounded by loved ones after a short bout with cancer. Ruby was born November 26, 1934 in Casselton ND to Woodrow and Freeda Kundert. She graduated from Central High School in Fargo ND and on January 20, 1954 married Edward Zvirovski. Together they raised 7 children and enjoyed nearly 67 years of marriage. Ruby was a lover of people and nature. She loved to welcome anyone into her home at anytime to include them into the event at hand. Anyone who met her felt a warm welcome of acceptance immediately. She enjoyed participating in her hobbies of fishing, hunting, knitting, birding, bowling, playing music, and performing in the theater. But her biggest enjoyment was spending time in the garden and watching the vegetables produce and the flowers bloom. At one time she had an iris patch, her favorite flower, of over 300 different varieties that would be in full bloom near the roadside every spring. It was the envy of everyone who passed and many had to stop by and take a closer look, where she was more than happy to partake in a tour. Ruby is survived by her husband Ed, her brother Ellery Kundert and her children Richard (Gwen) Zvirovski, Fargo ND, Michelle (Duane) Kliem, Carrington ND, Jim (Kathi) Zvirovski, Pelican Rapids MN, Robert (Ali) Zvirovski, Tampa FL, and John (Mark) Zvirovski, Jamestown ND. Two grandchildren, Ryan Kliem and Jeremy (Jess) Kliem and four great-grandchildren, Hannah Kliem, Natalie Kliem, Sierra Kliem and Teagan Kliem. Sister-in-law Kathleen Kundert and two nieces Robin (Marc) Lewison and Dawn (Mark) Johnson. Ruby was proceeded in death by her parents and two daughters, Diana Kay and Tina Marie. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to one of her passions, The Northern Plains Botanic Garden Society, where she was a long time member and participant in their events. Private Family Funeral Service: 2:00 P.M. Sunday, December 13, 2020 at Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery North, Fargo The service will be live streamed on Boulger Funeral Home’s website at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. Online guestbook at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com. Ruby's Video Tribute can be viewed below:

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  1. I have wonderful memories of being at my grandma ( Margaret Schulz) cabin on Lake Lizzie, next door to Freeda and Woody, the Zvirvoski family and Elroy.
    I am so sorry to hear of Ruby’s passing, she was so welcoming and friendly.
    My sincere sympathies to all those that love her and will miss her.
    Shelly (Schulz)Christianson

  2. My deep condolences to the Zvirovski family upon the loss of Ruby. She was one of the first to welcome me to the Golden Notes Band; and since I sat behind her more often than not, I truly enjoyed her up-beat presence. I didn’t know her at the time but also had been a great admirer (and envier) of that super gardener way up on the north side of Fargo. May the grief you now feel be softened a bit by all the wonderful memories you have from yesteryear.

  3. The world will now shine less brightly. May your joyful memories comfort you especially now. Your family is our family. Thank you for sharing with us. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  4. I am so sorry for your loss! I will miss seeing her at church with her warm smile! Prayers for you all and for the repose of her soul.

  5. Ruby was a clear reflection of God’s presence in the world. She now gets her rightful place with all the saints in heaven.

  6. We are so deeply sorry for your loss. Our many wonderful memories of Ruby and her gift of remembering people, making them feel special, is a Treasure and Legacy that shall live on!

  7. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Sad to see this.My 3rd neighbor lady on 17th street in 3 weeks. My sincere condolences.

  8. Ruby was such an amazing lady that I had the fortunate of knowing. She was the most cheerful, friendliest person I’ve ever met. Ruby will be deeply missed by so many people but especially her family. My deepest sympathy to the entire family.
    Kelly J

  9. The Zvirovski homes and campers have always been enormously welcoming places for the Fortin family. Ruby has always been the point Zvirovski to cheerfully hello and embrace. Ruby’s earthly life has been an example of loving and accepting without limits. Thank you Ruby for being a faithful instrument in the hands of the creator. God’s eternal peace is your reward.

  10. Jimbo, Ed and the entire Zvirovski
    I’m sorry to hear of Ruby passing. I know no words can be said at this time to make the pain of your loss easier . You are all in my prayers.
    Nettie Rabideaux

  11. Jimbo Ed and the Zvirovski family I’m so sorry to hear of Ruby’s passing .I know there are no words a person can say at this time to ease the pain you are all feeling with the loss of Ruby just remember you are in our prayers and thoughts.
    Nettie Rabideaux

  12. So sorry for your families loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Cherish the memories.

  13. Very sorry for your loss Zvirvoski family. I am a friend of Ryan who knew how highly he thought of his Grandmother, and a neighborhood guy who would always enjoy seeing Ruby’s iris bed at the end of the road.
    My thoughts are with you.

  14. Our deepest sympathy to the Zvirovski family. Wishing you Peace, Comfort, Courage and lots of love through this time. Our hearts are saddened by your loss an prayers for the family. Our memories of Ruby hold dear to our hearts. She is one of the most special people you will ever meet in your life as she will always be in ours.

  15. Mr. Z, Rick, Michelle, Jim, Robert and John – I just learned about Ruby’s passing. It makes me so sad for all of you to have lost her presence here on earth. I just know that Diana and Tina, my ‘bestest’ childhood friend, were there to greet her as she passed. There isn’t a time when I go to my dad’s house next door to your former house on 17th street that I don’t think of all of you, but especially Mrs. Z greeting me as only she did, “Hello, Jane Elizabizza!” I know you will miss her. I’ll tell my mom to put on the coffee pot up in heaven. Jane (Davis) Olson

  16. To Ed, Ellery and the entire Zvirovski family-

    Please accept my sincere condolences upon Ruby’s passing. She was such a wonderful lady. I will always remember her smile, happy personality and that she always had a kind word to say and loved to take the time to visit with people. I really enjoyed the beautiful tribute! Cherish all the great memories! May God bless you all, and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Kind regards,

    -Wayne Kundert

  17. I am So Sorry for Your Loss Zvirovski Family.
    Ruby was the Most
    Wonderful Caring and Beautiful Lady
    that I have ever known.
    Thank You for Your Kindness Mrs. Zvirovski
    Rest in Gods Hands.

  18. I attended St. William’s Church with Ruby. I enjoyed hearing her voice in the choir. Ruby made the connections for me to play in the First Lutheran Bell Choir. Along with countless others, I was amazed by the beautiful flowers blooming in her yard. Ruby hosted her Homemaker Group’s Christmas party for many years. My mom had a nice time there and looked for to their annual parties. I will miss seeing her smile. My sympathies to Ed and family.

  19. My deepest sympathy to John and family for the loss of Ruby. She was a real gem, and had the name to verify it.
    Kathleen Steffan

  20. My deepest sympathy to you all! Ruby was the most sincere and genuine person I have had the honor of knowing. She always lite up the room with her laughter and smiles! May you all find peace in the coming days and comfort from the many. Happy memories you shared!

  21. We feel so blessed to have met her. She was a remarkable woman. Our condolences to her family

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