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Ruby Jean Rheault

March 04, 1934 - December 12, 2016

Prayer Service - Thursday

December 15, 2016
- 7:30 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Visitation - Thursday

December 15, 2016
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Funeral Mass - Friday

December 16, 2016
- 2:30 PM

Nativity Catholic Church, Fargo


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Ruby Jean Rheault

March 04, 1934 - December 12, 2016


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 (Erickson) Nitzkorski.

She grew up in Baker and Hawley, MN and graduated from Hawley High School in 1951. Ruby Jean lived and worked in Moorhead, MN, a short time before 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 Street South until 1980 when they moved to their current home.

She enjoyed dancing, gardening, 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 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 excellent care she received.


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11 responses to “Ruby Jean Rheault”

  1. stella helm says:

    Sorry for loss,prayers

  2. Paul (Nick) Rasmussen says:

    I was introduced to Ruby Jean in 1982, one year after losing my own mother to cancer, when Cheryl and I stared dating, Ruby Jean made me feel very welcome into the family and began filling a void in my life, without even knowing it. She was kind, thoughtful and caring person whom I came to love very quickly.

    Ruby Jean and my mother had never met in this life, but were very similar. I do believe that there is a strong friendship growing in heaven at this very moment. They will have a lot talk about having so much in common.

    My love and support to the family. We will miss her very much.

  3. Rich, Paula, Maddie and Eric Rheault says:

    On behalf of the Rheault family in Eden Prairie MN. Please accept our deepest sympathies.

  4. Lyle and Jennie Rasmussen says:

    Our deepest sympathy to the Rheault family. Your memories of Ruby Jean will help during this difficult time.

  5. Kathy Yohe says:

    I read in the paper today about your mom Jim and wanted to extend to you and your family my deepest sympathy. God bless you at this difficult time.

  6. Teresa Tester says:

    Deb and family,
    Prayers to you during these difficult times.
    Teresa Tester

  7. Sharon Mason says:

    Dear Sue and Cheryl,
    We are so sorry for your loss. You have our deepest sympathies and are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Mark Miller & Sharon Mason

  8. Evelyn D Rutten says:

    Keeping George and the Rheault family in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
    Ruby Jean was such a nice woman. My mom and her were such good friends for so long. She will be missed by many.
    With deepest sympathy

  9. Mary Miller Conati says:

    Ruby Jean. My second Mom. Thank you for always welcoming me into your home and treating me like your daughter. Such wonderful memories of you purchasing all the supplies for Sue and I to make chocolate chip cookies on Friday night while you and George would go dancing. Alllowing Sue and I to sleep on the floor in your living room while we listened to records with our pillows and blankets. To Sue, and the entire Rheault family. My deepest sorrow for your tremendous loss. May you soar high and be happy, Ruby Jean…. I love you.

    Mary Miller Conati

  10. Bonnie (Erickson) Brown says:

    So sorry to hear of Ruby Jean’s passing. I always thought she was one beautiful lady.I am sorry I could not make it to her funeral. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
    Her cousin,
    Bonnie (Erickson) Brown

  11. Gary Drewlow says:

    We are verry sorry for your loss. Our sincere condolences to the family and our prayers go out to you.

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