Ruby (Ellenson) Anderson was born on December 17, 1914 to Edwin and Mabel (Hammer) Ellenson in Waubun, MN. She lived on their family homestead in the Ross area and attended grade school in District #10 and later graduated from Roseau High School. She worked at the Gray Inn before she and Joel Anderson were married in 1937. She continued to work various jobs in Roseau, including Honl’s Bakery, the Hartz Store, Polaris Industries and JC Penney’s.
Ruby enjoyed crocheting, knitting and making lefse. She was an active member of the Lady Slipper Garden Club and Messiah Lutheran Church.
She is survived by her children, Judi Hermans of Duluth; Beverly Smedsmo of Roseau and Peggy (Kit) Beckel of Baudette; grandchildren, Julie, Eric, Chris, Peter, Sarah, and Josh; and brother, Theodore Ellenson of Ross.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joel in 1989; an infant son; grandson, Ben; siblings, Juel, Palmer and Lloyd Ellenson and Lillian Gilbertson; son-in-law, Robert Hermans; and grandson-in-law, Michael Gimse.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 15th at 2 PM at Helgeson Funeral Home in Roseau. Visitation will be on Sunday from 6-8 PM at Helgeson Funeral Home in Roseau. Interment will be at the Hope Cemetery in Roseau.
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