Ruby L. Felt, 95

Ruby Lorraine Felt, age 95, of Watertown, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014, at the Elim Home in Watertown.

She was born Oct. 22, 1918, in North Dakota, the daughter of Joseph and Anna (Paulson) Maas.

Ruby was united in marriage to Oscar M. Felt Nov. 20, 1937, at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church parsonage in Delano, by the Rev. E. H. Bruhn. To this marriage, three children were born: Kenneth, Marilyn, and Ronald.

Ruby was an active member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church of Watertown.

Upon retiring, in 1986, Oscar and Ruby moved to Watertown. In 2005, Ruby moved to Westwood Place in Watertown, where she made many friends and enjoyed playing bingo, cards, and working on crossword puzzles.

Ruby was a fantastic painter, who sold some of her collection to others. She was also an excellent seamstress.

Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Anna Maas; husband Oscar, May 16, 1998; son Kenneth Felt; daughter-in-law Shirley Felt; grandsons Mark Giese and Kenneth Felt Jr.; sister Margaret; brothers Harry, Howard, Melvin, Earl and Vernon; and step-sisters Judy and Marilyn.

She is survived by her loving family: daughter Marilyn (Melvin) Giese of Watertown; son Ronald (Judy) Felt of Rochester; grandchildren Ricky Felt, Roxanne Fick, Randy Felt, Robin Tupy, Ronda Miller, Russell Felt, Kim Grimm, Lori Borchardt, Kyle Giese, Brenda Gerdts, Daryl Felt, and Darla Hain; 28 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; brothers Gerald (Liz) Maas of Northfield, and Eldon Maas of Mound; sisters-in-law Margie Maas of Ogilvie, Margie Felt of Watertown, and Lorraine Felt of Waconia; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

The funeral service took place Saturday, April 5 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Watertown Township, with the Rev. Bill Kirmsse officiating. There was visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Casket bearers were Ricky Felt, Daryl Felt, Randy Felt, Russell Felt, Kyle Giese, and Brian Borchardt.

Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.

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