Clyde Ruby

Clyde Ruby


Dates

June 15, 1939 - May 12, 2022

Obituary

Clyde Ruby, 82, of Mitchell, formerly of Emery, SD, died Thursday, May 12, 2022, at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Monday, May 23, at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church in Alexandria. Burial will be at St. Martin’s Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, May 22, from 3-5:00 PM at Hettinger-Bittner Funeral Chapel in Emery. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Clyde Ruby, 82, of Mitchell, formerly of Emery, SD, died Thursday, May 12, 2022, at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Monday, May 23, at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church in Alexandria. Burial will be at St. Martin’s Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, May 22, from 3-5:00 PM at Hettinger-Bittner Funeral Chapel in Emery. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Clyde Allen Ruby was born in a stone house in Spearfish Canyon on the stormy night of June 15, 1939 to Homer and Vera (Volz) Ruby, joining his sister Gloria. Younger siblings were Stanley, Gayle, Frank, and Barbara. Clyde passed to glory on May 12, 2022.

Growing up, he lived in Spearfish, Aberdeen, Highmore, Beresford, Flandreau, Sioux Falls, and spent time at McCrossan's Boys Ranch, and with foster family James and Marlys Mlady. When he left school, he served in the Air Force (1958-1962), earning his GED there. Clyde attended school for auto mechanics with his service credits, and worked both in Huron and Sioux Falls at that trade. He married Karen Lutz in 1963; their children are Steven, Cheryl, and Ellen. Clyde worked for the Sioux Falls Water Department, installed appliances for Sears, did construction with his brother, Stan, including remodeling many homes for Sioux Falls Community Development. Always happiest working outside, when not working at other employment, he mowed yards, tilled gardens, moved snow, and often included his children in whatever endeavor was at hand. After Karen passed away in 1970, he met Laurie Thom; they were married in July 1971, and they celebrated their 50th Anniversary last year. Their children are Doug, Amy, Dorothy

and Matt.

 

Clyde moved the growing family to the acreage in rural Emery in 1981, where he worked installing the Hanson Rural Water System. Later, he drove semi for Midwest Coast, and worked (winters) at Dakota Pork in Mitchell. He continued mowing yards and tilling gardens in Sioux Falls for several years after moving to Emery, and took garden produce (potatoes!) to Farmer's Markets in Sioux for several years. In addition to raising sheep, pigs, chickens, geese, ducks, dogs, cats, (and children who got to help with all of that) Clyde continued his "hobby" of salvaging metals, and that became his life-long career, which he had not retired from. Clyde and Laurie moved into Mitchell in 2009, but he was out at the farm, or going to sales, or picking up scrap metal, appliances, wiring, anytime the weather would cooperate. He was a member of Memorial Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, St John Lutheran Church in Emery until it closed, and since then St Martin Lutheran Church in Alexandria.

Grateful for his presence in our lives are his wife, Laurie; sons, Steve (Diane) of Sioux Falls, Doug (Karla) of Sioux City, Matt of Mitchell; daughters, Cheryl (Howard) Trautmann of Emery, Ellen (Dale) Trautmann of Emery, Amy (John) Zarycki of Brookings, and Dorothy Fawcett of Pierre; 18 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; sister, Gloria; sisters-in-law, Gloria Jacobson, Joyce (Don) Rodman, and LaVae M. Ruby, all of Sioux Falls, and Gloria Wise of Colorado; along with many relatives and friends.

Preceding Clyde in death were his parents; sisters, Gayle and Barbara; brothers, Stan and Frank; and his first wife, Karen.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of Clyde to McCrossan Boys Ranch in Sioux Falls. 

 


Visitation(s)

Date
Sunday, May 22, 2022
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location
Hettinger-Bittner Funeral Chapel
147 N 3rd St
Emery, SD 57332

Service

Date
Monday, May 23, 2022
Time
10:30 AM
Location
St. Martin's Lutheran Church
500 5th St
Alexandria, SD 57311

Cemetery

St. Martin's Lutheran Cemetery
Alexandria, SD


Posted by Colleen DeJong on May 29, 2022
Sorry for your loss. Prayers πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™
Posted by Cat Erickson on May 19, 2022
Laurie I’m so very sorry for your loss. May the Lord hold you in comfort peace during this time.
Posted by Elda & Ron Hoffer on May 19, 2022
So sorry for your loss we will try to get down there. Love Elda &Ron
Posted by Doug & Sina Glover on May 17, 2022
Laurie: You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Milton & Lovella Schrader on May 16, 2022
We extend our sympathy to his family
Posted by Sylvia Haux on May 16, 2022
So sorry your loss. You all have visited the Hills throughout the years and Clyde’s little chuckles and smile were so special. Love and prayers to all πŸ™
Posted by Ruth Daley on May 16, 2022
Laurie So sorry for your loss
Posted by Jenna Doorn on May 15, 2022
So sorry for your loss. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™
Posted by Don and Joyce Rodman on May 14, 2022
Laurie and kids grandkids we were so shocked to hear of Clyde passing we were so happy that you and Clyde came to our house when Daryl and Rhonda were home from Texas family needs to get together more often in this busy life deepest sympathy to your family RIP brother in law
Posted by Bruce & Rhonda Huber on May 14, 2022
Sorry to hear this. Our sympathies to your family.
Posted by Keith & Kim Hansen on May 14, 2022
Sorry for your loss. Prayers to you & your family.
Posted by Jean ruby on May 14, 2022
Sorry for your loss
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