Eleanor C. Ruby, 95, of McAllister, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at Bay Area Medical Center. She was born August 12, 1917, in Chicago, Ill. to Bror Axel and Theresa Westberg.
Some of Eleanor's early years were spent in the Amberg area before her family returned to Chicago where she graduated from high school. On May 23, 1936, she married Peter P. Ruby in Indiana. They eventually settled in McAllister where she has been a longtime resident.
Eleanor is survived by her children: Darlene Kohon and Kathleen Rasmussen, both of Menominee, Mich., Pete Ruby of McAllister, Sharon (Paul) Knox of Paradise, Mich., Betty Runnoe of Porterfield and Tom (Sherry) Ruby of McAllister; 23 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Katherine Keenan of Foresthill, Calif.; and two brothers: Henry (Carol) Westberg of Pound and Ronald (Kathleen) Westberg of St. Paul, Minn. She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter; one grandson; one great-grandson; a sister, Viola Christensen; and a brother, Bror Axel Westberg.
Friends may call at the Community Lutheran Church in McAllister after 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday in the church with the Rev. Paul Hueter officiating.
Burial will be in Tabor Lutheran Cemetery.
Hansen-Onion-Martell funeral home of Marinette is serving the family.