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.