Ruby Zakariasen

Funeral Service

2:00 pm
Saturday, April 8, 2023
Nazareth Lutheran Church
Box 264
Standard, Alberta, Canada

Obituary of Ruby Margaret Zakariasen

Ruby Margaret Zakariasen (Salberg), 97, passed away calmly, surrounded by loved ones on March 31, 2023.  She passed away at home in Standard, AB.  Ruby was born on Dec 6, 1925, as the second youngest of 6 children.  She moved to Delia, AB to serve as a schoolteacher in 1943, where she met her future husband, Arnold Zakariasen.  They were married in 1946 and moved to the Standard area in 1951.  Ruby loved the farm and was actively involved in farming for the rest of her life. 
Ruby was predeceased by her loving husband, Arnold, her parents John and Rosina Salberg, and her siblings James Salberg, Katherine Solberg, Pearl Wakefield, Glen Salberg and John C. Salberg.  Ruby is survived by her 4 children, Carol (Al) Puerzer, Joanne (Terry) James, Les (Barb) Zakariasen, and Roy 
(Rhonda) Zakariasen.  She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren, Steve Puerzer, Cam Puerzer, Aaron James, Derek James, Phillip James, Joanne (Larry) Johnson, Sherry (Todd) Bahler, Leslee (Nathan) Shenton, James (Robyn) Zakariasen, Kevin (Jackie) Zakariasen, Mason Zakariasen, Caroline Zakariasen, Katherine Zakariasen and Tyler (Hailey) Zakariasen.  She was deeply loved by her 18 great grandchildren. 
A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2023, at Standard Nazareth Lutheran Church at 2:00 p.m. with lunch to follow at Standard Hall.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made directly to Village of Standard Memory Lane or Standard Nazareth Lutheran Church.  Ruby positively impacted her family and friends as a devoted mother, doting grandmother and great-grandmother, and a dedicated friend to many.  Her grateful attitude and caring heart will be her lasting legacy. 

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