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Ruby Porter

Friday, June 24, 2011

Ruby Porter, age 89, of Albert City, and formerly of Storm Lake, died June 17, 2011 at the Pleasant View Nursing Home in Albert City.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 22, at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake. Burial will be at a later date in the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.

Ruby Elaine Hansen, the daughter of Harry and Clara (Lund) Hansen, was born on a farm in Sharon Township, Audubon County, on March 22, 1922. She was baptized at the Bethany Lutheran Church northeast of Kimballton, and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Audubon. She attended several country schools in Audubon County before attending the Audubon High School for one year. At the age of 51, Ruby received her GED diploma. During her lifetime, she had been employed at National Handcraft, Bishop's Cafeteria and Broadlawn Hospital in Des Moines.

Ruby was united in marriage to Walter W. Porter on Oct. 16, 1953, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. They were blessed to share 37 years together. They resided in Des Moines and later moved to Norwalk in 1959. Ruby was a homemaker and an active church member in Norwalk. In her leisure time, Ruby enjoyed ceramics, playing cards, playing bingo, and working in her garden and with her flowers.

Ruby moved to Storm Lake in 1990 to help care for her mother. She later resided at the McCord Manor in Storm Lake prior to entering the Pleasant View Nursing Home.

Ruby's life will be lovingly remembered and cherished by her sisters: Dolores (Darwin) Johnson of Albert City; and Vivian Barels of Storm Lake; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Donald Hansen.

Memorials may be given in Ruby's memory to the Pleasant View Nursing Home in Albert City.