Ruth E. Nielsen

Ruth E. Nielsen
Date of Birth: May 12, 1916
Died on: March 31, 2019

Ruth E. Nielsen, 102, passed away on March 31, 2019 at The Legacy Living & Rehab Center in Gillette, WY.

Ruth was born on May 12, 1916 to Louis and Lizzie (Hansen) Knudsen in rural Dakota County, Nebraska.  After graduating High School, Ruth received her Associates degree in Business College.  She married Owen Nielsen on September 16, 1940 in Sioux City, IA.  They raised their family in South Dakota.

Ruth worked as a clerk for the Farmers Home Administration and also 7 years for Selective Federal Service Board.  She retired in April of 1971.  Owen passed away in 1993.  Ruth kept busy volunteering at the Hospital and Nursing Home while living in Aberdeen.  She also enjoyed yard work, gardening, flowers, birds, and especially all of her grandchildren.

She was an active member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and P.E.O. Chapter B in Aberdeen until she moved to Rapid City in 2004, where she then became a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.  In 2016 she moved to Gillette, WY after falling and breaking her hip.

She is survived by one son, James Nielsen (wife – Char) of Gillette, WY; three grandchildren (Sheila, Thomas and Michael, and wife-Jeannine), six great-grandchildren (Kyle, Nathan, Joseph, Ella, Maya and Esme) and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Owen; son, Kenneth Nielsen; and four brothers, Arnold, Alton, Clarence “C.V.” and an infant brother; three sisters, Della Peters, Elsie Runn, and an infant sister, Edna Knudsen.


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