Ruby Jean Kabisch was born Oct. 10, 1936, in Hinton, the daughter of Weston and Emma (Johnson) Richardson. She was baptized into the Lutheran faith as an infant. Ruby grew up on the family farm near Kingsley, attending country school and Kingsley's high school, graduating in 1955.
On June 19, 1955, Ruby and Robert Kabisch, Sr. were united in marriage at First Lutheran in Kingsley. The couple made their home on a family farm, near Moville where they welcomed four children into their lives. After 12 years, the family moved to a farm near Kingsley for the next 10 years.
Ruby was actively involved in farming alongside Bob and upon their retirement from farming, she returned to school, realizing her dream of becoming a Registered Nurse as she graduated from Mercy School of Nursing. She spent the next several years working in Obstetrics at St. Luke's Hospital in Sioux City.
Ruby was a member of First Lutheran Church in Kingsley, participating and serving in many ways.
She loved children and spending time with her family.
Ruby had many interests and hobbies, including antiquing, gardening, traveling, crocheting, collecting cookbooks and cooking. When her health no longer allowed her to work in obstetrics, she began blessing many babies with the gift of a hand-made blanket.
After Bob's death, she began spending her winters in southern Texas where she enjoyed friends and many social activities.
Ruby will be lovingly remembered by her children, Jodene Baker of Mason City, Judy and Mike Barnable of Le Mars, Robert and Carol Kabisch, Jr. of Kingsley, and Joyce and Sergio Valadez of Omaha, Neb.; her grandchildren: Matthew and Denise Baker, Heidi and Chuck Olson, Justin and Jamie Baker, Jason and Kayla Barnable, Jeffrey Barnable, Eric and Jessica Kabisch, Bobbi and Tim Pietz, Nathan Kabisch, AJ Valadez and Sergio Valadez; her 16 great-grandchildren; her brother, Keith and Marilyn Richardson; cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob in May 1994, and her parents.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Lutheran Church of Kingsley with the Rev. Duane C. Miesner officiating. Burial will be at the Kingsley Cemetery of Kingsley. A visitation will be held today (Tuesday) from 5:30-7:30 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at the First Lutheran Church of Kingsley.
The Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Correctionville is in charge of the arrangements.