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Ruby Frey 06/13/2012

Ruby Arlene Frey, age 80 of Star Prairie, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at Westfields Hospital in New Richmond after a brief battle with cancer.  Ruby was born the daughter of Carl and Mildred (Johnson) Haroldson on August 26, 1931 in Star Prairie, WI.  She attended high school in New Richmond were she met her future husband, Bert Frey.  They were married on June 18, 1949 in Stillwater, MN.  Ruby worked at various jobs in a around New Richmond and Star Prairie.  She enjoyed embroidery, her flower gardens, and raising poodles.  Spending time with her family was very important, whether camping, fishing, or at the holidays.  In recent years, she enjoyed garage saling.  Ruby was thoughtful and kind and had a great sense of humor right up to the end.  Her faith afforded her peace even in the midst of her illness.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Mildred Haroldson; brother, Robert Haroldson; sister, Janice Grotenhuis.  Ruby is survived by her husband, Bert Frey; children, Cheryl (Howard) Johnston, Brent (Diane) Frey; grandchildren, Bryan (Erin) Johnston, Kevin (Melinda) Johnston, Laura (Michael) Deems, Luke (Amanda) Frey, Lacy ( Brent) Hassler, Melanie (Brandon) Beckstrom, Megan (Ben) Sackmann; great-grandchildren, Liam Johnston, Stella Johnston, Annalea, Ella and Samuel Deems, Shammah Hassler; siblings, Lloyd (Dalores) Haroldson, Warren (Carol) Haroldson, Margie Phillips; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.  A Funeral Service was held on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 11 am at Bethany Lutheran Church in Star Prairie.  Visitation was held on Friday, June 15, 2012 from 4-8 pm at the Bakken-Young Funeral Home Beebe Chapel in New Richmond and on Saturday from 10-11 am at the church.  Interment was in Oakland Cemetery in Star Prairie.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.

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