Michael  Ruby

Michael J. Ruby

July 20, 1941 - November 13, 2019
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Michael Joseph Ruby, age 78, of Blakesburg passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 under the care of Hospice Serving Davis and Wapello Counties. He was born on the family farm house in Wapello County on July 20, 1941 to Lota and Mary (Jones) Ruby.

Michael married Beverly Dalton on March 3, 1970 in Kirksville, Mo, and they were blessed with six children: Tina, Tonya, Tammy, Michelle, Melody, and Michael. He worked at John Deere in Ottumwa for thirty years, and he also farmed. He enjoyed Hunting, camping, and rides on his Gold Wing motorcycle with Beverly.

He is survived by is wife, Beverly of Blakesburg; daughters, Tina (Bruce) Cunningham of Council Bluffs, Tonya (Tim) Simonsen of Ottumwa, Tammy (Jamie) Snyder of Blakesburg, Michelle (Rodney) Hutchins of Dover, Delaware, Melody Ruby of Floris; son, Michael Ruby of Blakesburg, twelve grandchildren, and fourteen great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lota and Mary Ruby, five brothers, and three sisters.

Mike’s body has been cremated per his wishes. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to Hospice Serving Davis and Wapello Counties or to the Blakesburg Public Library. Online condolences may be left for the family at
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Melinda Brown

Posted at 08:57pm
Beverly this is Melinda Brown I met you and your husband when I was driving the floater on Speedy Piersons ground several years ago. I'm so sorry for your loss and you have my condolences. Take care of yourself I know he would want you too. If you ever want to reminisce please call me. 6417997739. You both are very nice people and I never forgot.

Ila Ruby

Posted at 02:27pm
So very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.


Posted at 01:40pm
Sorry to hear of Mikes passing, He was a good friend in the past. I have many good memories of him along with those of Bob Walker.


Posted at 01:39pm
Sorry to hear of Mikes passing, He was a good friend in the past. I have many good memories of him along with those of Bob Walker.

Renee Harryman

Posted at 10:26pm
Mike will be missed by many he was my softball coach when I was young he watched us kids all grow up was the neighbor across the field many memories fly high my friend until we meet again love you Renee

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