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FLAATEN, Ruby C. 1944-2017


Posted By: Gordon Felland (email)
Date: 5/25/2017 at 11:43:21

Ruby Cheryl Flaaten, 72, of Kensett, died at Lake Mills Care Center, Lake Mills, on April 24, 2017.

Funeral service were held Monday, May 1, 2017, at Elk Creek Lutheran Church in rural Kensett with the Rev. Tom Martin officiating.

Burial was in the Elk Creek Cemetery.

Ruby Cheryl Flaaten was born Dec. 12, 1944, in Mason City, IA, to, Truman and Truly (Ones) Flaaten. She grew up on the family farm west of Kensett, IA, the oldest of four children. She was baptized and confirmed at Elk Creek Lutheran Church, rural Kensett. She received her education at Northwood Kensett Schools, graduating in 1962. Her advanced education was in Rochester, MN, receiving a Registered Nurse Diploma from Methodist (Kahler) School of Nursing in 1965.

Her nursing career, 1965-2000, was at Methodist Hospital in Rochester. She worked on the “Ear, Nose and Throat” unit as Head Nurse. She was involved in: Minnesota Nursing Assoc.; American Nursing Assoc.; and the Alumni Assoc. where she served as President and Secretary/Treasurer for many years. She can be found in the Who’s Who of American Nurses.

Upon retiring in 2000 she came home to the farm and was the caregiver to her mother.

Her church was her love where she served as Financial Secretary for years. She also was involved in WELCA


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