Ruby Arlene Riewestahl, age 95, of the town of Sioux Creek, rural Chetek, Wis., died Monday, May 17, 2021, at her home.
She was born Dec. 24, 1925, to Ole and Alice (Brewer) Sannes in Grand Rapids, Minn. On April 26, 1947, she was married to Erwin Edward Louis Riewestahl at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Sand Creek, Wis. She was a member of New Hope Lutheran Church of Sand Creek where she was very active in the women’s groups and New Hope Comforters throughout the years. Ruby sewed many quilts and rolled bandages for Global Health Ministries. In addition to quilting, she enjoyed camping and spending time with her family and friends.
Ruby is survived by her sons, Daniel (Becky) Riewestahl, of Altoona, Wis., Tim (Kit) Riewestahl, of Chetek, Jay (Theresa) Riewestahl, of Spring Valley, Wis.; daughters, Arlys (David) Hoveland, of Dallas, Wis., and Jill (Don) Knegendorf, of Chetek. Her legacy will be her family which also includes 19 grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 17 step-great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving is her brother, Boydean (Astrid) Sannes, of Chetek; sister-in-law, Alice Sannes, of Rice Lake, Wis., as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Ruby was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Erwin on Feb. 11, 2005; son, Elvin Riewestahl; and brother, Kenneth Sannes.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, May 24, 2021, at New Hope Lutheran Church in Sand Creek with Rev. Michael Sparby officiating. Interment will follow at Our Saviors Lutheran Cemetery in the town of Sand Creek. Visitation will be held from 4–7 p.m. Sunday, May 23, at the Rausch-Lundeen Funeral Home in Dallas and also for the hour prior to services at the church on Monday.
Arrangements are with Rausch-Lundeen Funeral Homes, Dallas & Cameron.