Ruby L. Moats, 95, of Chippewa Falls died peacefully Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, at her home.
She was born Dec. 1, 1924, in Sand Creek, Wis., to Alma (Gilberts) and Theodore Lofthus. She graduated from Colfax High School in 1942. During her senior year, she went to Washington D.C. and did secretarial work for the war dept. located in the Pentagon. She returned to Chippewa Falls for graduation, then moved to Minneapolis to work at Dunwoody Institute.
While visiting home, Ruby was attending the Pines Roller Rink in Bloomer and met the love of her life, Lloyd Moats. The two were united in marriage Nov. 4, 1944, in Sand Creek.
They resided in Chippewa Falls in homes that Lloyd built for them, and Ruby worked as the food service director for the Chippewa Falls school district.
After their retirement, they spent the cold Wisconsin winters in Texas for 21 years. She also enjoyed quilting and made many quilts for friends and family.
Ruby was a longtime, active member of Central Lutheran Church in Chippewa Falls, and the ladies aide there.
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She is survived by four children, Don (Jean) Moats, Dean (Marsha) Moats, Duane (Pauline) Moats, and Jane (Lee) Flug; a special foreign exchange student, Victor Baldoza from the Philippines; a sister, Judy Dobbs; sister-in-law, Dorothy Lofthus; grandchildren, Tim Moats, Peggy (Gary) Schmidt, Gina (Jack) Deutscher, Fawn Moats, Nick (Colleen) Moats, Jason (Nancy) Flug, Brian (Amy) Flug, and Whitney (Dennis) Falkenberg; 11 great-grandchildren, Emma, Claire, Lauren, Gavin, Olivia, Conrad, Dawson, Cameron, Vivian, Silas and Emberly; and many nieces and nephews.
Ruby was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lloyd March 12, 2010; brothers, Omer, Mac, Clarence “Lofty”, Andy and Arnold Lofthus; and brother-in-law, Fred Dobbs.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Central Lutheran Church, Chippewa Falls with the Rev. Aaron Sturgis officiating. The visitation will begin at 9:30 until the time of the service at church. She will be laid to rest in the spring at Prairie View Cemetery, village of Lake Hallie.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Luther Park Ministry Center or to the Central Lutheran Church Organ Fund.
Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services, Chippewa Falls is serving the family.
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