Ruth Rivinius Truax

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Ruth Rivinius Truax
September 27, 1926– September 28, 2019

Funeral services for Ruth H. Truax, 93, of Mobridge were October 4, 2019 at Kesling Funeral Home in Mobridge with interment in the Greenwood Cemetery.

Ruth passed away Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Walworth County Care Center in Selby.

Ruth Rivinius was born September 27, 1926 at the Rivinius family farm at Ridgeview to William (W.J.) and Sophia Sayler Rivinius. She attended grade school in Ridgeview and high school at Plainview Academy in Redfield, where she made many lifelong friends and graduated as class valedictorian in 1944.

After helping on the family farm for two years she took the train to Oregon to join her older sisters. She met Melvin Truax, a Minnesotan recently discharged from the U.S. Navy, in Oregon and they were married at her parents’ home in Ridgeview on May 11, 1947. Their honeymoon began at the Brown Palace Hotel in Mobridge.

They lived in Pendleton, OR and worked at Harris Pine Mills until 1948 when they moved to Ridgeview to begin farming near her parents. They had two daughters, Roxanne and Jacque, and in 1953 they built the farm home they lived in for nearly 40 years. Their son Max was born when their daughters were ages nine and seven.



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