Ruby True, age 96, of Cambridge and formerly of the Coon Rapids area, died October 12, 2014 at GracePointe Crossing Gables East in Cambridge. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, October 15th at Strike Funeral Home – Cambridge Chapel with Chaplain Len Ochowicz officiating. A visitation will be held from 11:00 A.M. Wednesday until the service at 1:00 P.M. at our Cambridge Chapel. Interment will be in Morningside Memorial Gardens in Coon Rapids.
Ruby Johnson True went peacefully to our Lord Jesus on October 12, 2014 at Gracepointe Crossing Nursing Facility in Cambridge, MN.
Ruby was born on the family farm in Amor Township (near Ottertail Lake) on February 4, 1918. She was the third of five children (older brothers Vernon and Robert, a younger brother Lyman, and sister Dorothy).
World War II led Ruby to Detroit, Michigan; she worked there until the end of the war in 1945 .While living there, she was courted by Loren True who won her heart smuggling butter to her from the Creamery where he worked in Ottertail.
Ruby and Loren were married in 1946 and took up residence in Ottertail, MN. In 1949 they had a son Ricky (that was enough!). The creamery closed in 1961 and the family moved to Coon Rapids, MN, where Ruby and Loren were able to purchase their first new home. Ruby took pride in the care she took of both her home and her family. They continued to live in Coon Rapids for the next 45 years and were active in the Olive Branch Lutheran Church, the Coon Rapids Senior Center and various charity work.
Upon retirement they succumbed to square dancing fever and enjoyed their time together with many wonderful friends.
Ruby is survived by one son, Richard (Lise), a granddaughter Kristin True, two great granddaughters Emilia and Olivia, a brother Robert Johnson and sister Dorothy Buhl.