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Ruby Zimney

May 29, 2017

Funeral service - Saturday

June 03, 2017
- 11:00am

St. Williams Catholic Church

Visitation - Friday

June 02, 2017
5:00pm - 7:00pm

St. Williams Catholic Church

Prayer Service - Friday

June 02, 2017
- 7:00pm

St. Williams Catholic Church


Boulger Funeral Home

Ruby Zimney

May 29, 2017


Ruby Zimney, 93, Gardner, ND passed away on Monday, May 29, 2017 at Bethany Retirement Living, Fargo.

Ruby Mae Linstaedt was born to Paul and Ida Linstaedt on May 1, 1924 in Cleveland, ND, the youngest of seven children. She graduated from Cleveland High School in 1940, took a teaching exam in Bismarck, and taught elementary grades in country schools for the next two years.

Ruby married the love of her life, C.J. Zimney, on July 3, 1945 in Jamestown, ND. They lived the majority of their married life in Gardner, ND where they raised their six children.

Ruby was the Gardner area Avon lady for many years, as well as a cook and waitress at the Grandin and Gardner Cafés. She was active in church circle at St. Williams Catholic Church of Argusville, in the Happy Thot Homemakers for over fifty years and American Legion Auxillary. Ruby loved to read, spend time with her family, follow her children’s and grandchildren’s activities, visit with friends, and play dice games and bingo. She took great pride in the afghans she crocheted for each of her grandchildren’s high school graduations and baby afghans for the great-grandchildren when they were born.

She was preceded in death by her husband C.J., her parents, and all of her siblings. Survivors include her children: Donna Jean (Jim) Elliott of Grandin, Don (Ardis) of West Fargo, Rey (Jacki) of Pierz, MN, Bob (Nancy) of Sioux Falls, SD, Dale (Marge) of Eagle, ID, Vickie (Randy) Wolden of West Fargo; 18 grandchildren, and 27 great grandchildren.

Memorials are preferred to St. Williams Catholic Church or Bethany Homes.


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10 responses to “Ruby Zimney”

  1. Judy Thompson says:

    So sorry for Aunt Ruby’s passing. Remembering the fun times out at Gardner. Always looked forward to our visits. Aunt Ruby is now with Uncle Kyke,and with the Lord, Love to the family Judy Zimney Thompson

  2. Joyce Ramage says:

    It is with tears and a smile when I think of Ruby. I have enjoyed our visits and I will treasure the time we spent together over a cup of coffee for me and a soft drink for her. Now the other ones at Bethany have a better chance at BINGO! Hugs to her family!

  3. Lisa anderson says:

    Donna, Jim and family,
    So sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.
    All our love,
    Doug and Lisa

  4. Nancy and Terry Peterson says:

    Don, Ardis and family,

    So sorry to read of your mom’s death. May you find comfort in the thoughts and prayers being sent to you during this difficult time.

  5. Tim Arneson says:

    Great lady, and family.

  6. Edie and Ron Braaten says:

    Dear Don and Ardis, So sorry to hear the loss of your mom. It is always hard to lose our parents. Love, Edie and Ron Braaten

  7. Marlene Wilson says:

    I extend my sympathies to you. I always enjoyed visiting with Ruby at St. William’s Church.

  8. Pat (Linstaedt) Fox says:

    Donna Jean and family, So sorry to hear of aunt Ruby passing – I know it is difficult to let our loved ones go but she is with the Lord now and I believe that is a better place. Uncle Kyke has waited also for her for some time. I remember a lot of great fun times when I was very young and they lived north of Cleveland. I know that all of you will miss her greatly. She and your Dad were wonderful, kind, and humerous – it was fun to be around them.
    You will all be in my prayers – God Bless

  9. Carolyn and Randy Leiss says:

    Our sympathies to the Zimney family in the loss of your mother. May your great memories of her help you through this difficult time.

  10. Melody Busch says:

    Dear Zimney family – I’m so sorry to hear of Aunt Ruby’s passing. I really enjoyed her witty sense of humor and will miss her infectious smile. Sending thoughts and prayers to you during this difficult time. I smile when I think of her now joining Uncle Kyke and other family members in heaven.

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