Ruby grew up in Aitkin, MN and married the love of her life Laverne Watters in 1942 in the town of Crosby. Together they moved to Duluth to start their lives together. She worked for St. Louis County for over 20 years in home care. She was also a very active girls’ softball coach for many years. Ruby enjoyed volunteering for many things, including the St. Louis County Election board.
Ruby loved her family and enjoyed cooking for the family gatherings. She was a pillar in holding Holiday events for the family. She was an avid sports fan and supported the UMD basketball, football, and track athletes.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Laverne; brothers, Harold and Wallace Wischmann; daughter-in-law, Terry Watters; and son-in-law, Marvin Carlson.
Ruby will be greatly missed by her loving children, Vern (Kate) Watters, Patrick (Sandy) Watters, Mike (Patti) Watters, Linda Carlson, Dan (Alice) Watters, and Susan (Ron) Jones; 18 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings, Ken (Shirley) Wischmann and Elaine Wischmann.
Visitation: 10:00 until the 11:00 a.m. Funeral Service Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Glen Avon Church 2105 Woodland Ave., Duluth. Interment will be in Sunrise Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the Laverne and Ruby Watters Scholarship fund at UMD.
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