February 11, 2014


Ruby M. Thieman, 90, of Glidden, Iowa, passed away peacefully Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at St. Anthony Nursing Home in Carroll.

A graveside service will be held at a later date at St. John Cemetery near Albert City, Iowa.

Funeral arrangements are under direction of Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll, and online condolences may be left for Ruby's family at www.dahnandwoodhouse.com.

Ruby was born April 28, 1923, at Tyler, Minn., the daughter of Jens P. and Annie C. (Sorensen) Petersen. She lived in Minnesota and Iowa before settling with her husband Irwin in Albert City, Iowa, where she spent many years sewing and volunteering at her church. She later moved to the Carroll area to be closer to family. Ruby enjoyed knitting, crocheting, reading, country music, and in recent years spending time with her grandchildren.

Ruby is survived by her daughter Lou Ann Forward and her husband David of Glidden; her grandchildren: Lynn Hightower of Boise, Idaho, Cheryl Hightower of Kansas City, Mo., Gary Hightower of San Diego, Calif., Scott Riste and his wife Maria of Commerce, Mich., Jeff Nehring and his wife Kristin of Willey, Iowa, and Greg Nehring of Glidden, Iowa; and eight great-grandchildren.

Ruby was preceded in death by her husband Irwin in 1982 and her sons Roger and Richard Riste.