September 5th, 1928 – Wednesday, December 12, 2007
St. Thomas The Apostle Catholi
Monday, December 17th, 2007
Ruby Rosella Melcher, 79, of Rockford on Dec 12th, peacefully died while surrounded by family. She will be sadly missed & proudly remembered by 3 generations of family & friends.
Anker and Esther (nee Blom) Christensen, on September 9th, 1928, in Minneapolis, Minnesota became blessed with a daughter and named her Ruby Rosella Christensen.
She is preceded in death by husbands: Gary Melcher and Don Johnson; parents: Anker and Esther Christensen; and a sister: Ellen Gullickson.
Ruby is survived by her loving children: David Johnson of Bloomington, Roxane Kuehn of Rockford, Juliann (Mike) Johnson Buffalo, and Troy (Marie) Melcher; grandchildren: Tricia (Gene) Gruber, Rachel (Ryan) Kuehn, Josh Kuehn, Jessica (Josh) Storz, Jenny (Ben) Patnode, Chris Blom, Luke Blom; great grandchildren: Jake Gruber, Kacey Gruber, Baylie Gruber and Taylor Storz; sister: Lily Schermerhorn of Bloomington; nephews, nieces, and many good friends
Visitation will be Sun, Dec 16th at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church of Corcoran from 4 to 7pm with a prayer service at 6:30pm.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Mon, Dec 17th at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church of Corcoran at 11am with a 1 hr visitation prior to the start of mass.
Interment will be at St. Patrick™s Cemetery of Corcoran.