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Ruby O. Strand

Ruby O. Hasselberg Strand, age 90, of Buffalo, and formerly of rural South Haven, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2006 at Lake Ridge Care Center, Buffalo.

She was born Sept. 22, 1916 in French Lake Township, to John and Hulda (Anderson) Hasselberg.

Ruby married Robert H. Strand May 16, 1937 in rural South Haven. He preceded her in death Aug. 1, 1977.

A lifelong member of Lake Union Evangelical Covenant Church, South Haven, Ruby lived in rural South Haven all of her life. She provided home care to many neighbors and relatives.

She was a former president of the Lake Union Covenant Women, Sunday school teacher, caretaker of the church, and member of Helping Hands community club. Agnes enjoyed Bible study and singing with her husband and sisters.

Ruby is survived by her brother, Rueben Hasselberg; and many nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Arthur Hasselberg; and sisters Signhild Wiberg, Hildur Olson, Vivian Person, and Edith Johnson.

Funeral services were Thursday, Oct. 19 at 11 a.m. at Lake Union Evangelical Covenant Church, South Haven, with the Rev. Lloyd Melvie officiating. Marleigh Rumsey, pianist, and Carol Looman, Wallace, Ronald and Charles Strand, vocalists, provided music for the service. Burial was in Lake Union Covenant Cemetery.

Visitation took place one hour prior to the funeral at the church.

Pallbearers were Roland and Rodney Olson, and David, Glen, John, and Joe Hasselberg. Timothy Hempel was honorary pallbearer.

Arrangements were handled by Dingmann Funeral Care, Annandale.

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