Ruby Lee Locken

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Ruby Lee Locken
October 11, 1927 – December 25, 2019

The funeral service for Ruby Lee Locken, 92, of Isabel was held December 31, 2019 at the Isabel Community Center. Vicar Teri Gayer of the United Congregational Church officiated and burial was in Hillview Cemetery at Isabel.

Special music was provided by Pat Kjellsen, organist, and Keith Gall, soloist.

Ruby Lee (Pladsen) Locken was born on October 11, 1927, the third daughter of Ernest and Byrda (Smith) Pladsen in Isabel. She grew up on the family farm and attended the Van Dusen Country School to the 8th grade and then attended high school in Isabel. She earned her GED and graduated with the Class of 1947. She attended college at Spearfish and while there she was a part of the Passion Play one year.

Ruby Lee married the love of her life, Earl Duane Locken, on December 19, 1945 in Minneapolis, MN. To this union six children were born – Duane, Jerry, Robert, Barbara, Dale, and Joan. Ruby Lee was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. Her family was everything to her and she was proud of all the children in her life.



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