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January 26, 1930 - October 19, 2017

Delores was born January 26, 1930 in rural Mabel to Arland and Alma (Soiney) Peterson.  She graduated from the Mabel High School. On April 17, 1948 she was married to Richard Ruffridge in Mabel. They lived in Mabel. Delores worked at Jim’s Café, the American Legion, and the Skyline Supper Club. She was a part owner of The Countryside Inn, and worked twenty-two years at Herzog Drugs. 

She was a member of the Mabel First Lutheran Church and enjoyed shopping, dancing, trips to Chanhassen Dinner Theater, dancing, puzzles, playing cards, and traveling, but mostly enjoyed spending time with her family.

Delores passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017 at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel at the age of 87.

Delores is survived by two daughters Maureen (Gary) Arneson of Mabel, and   Kelly of Dallas, Texas; three sons Kerry of Riceford, Minnesota, Brent (Jill) of Monona, Wisconsin, and Kirk (Veronica) of Bentonville, Arkansas; ten grandchildren Kimberly (Michael) Blaess, Todd (Billie Jo) Horgen, Jason (Teresa) Ruffridge, Spencer Ruffridge, Kelsey, Andrew, Abby, Molly, Victoria, and Denton Ruffridge.  Three step-grandchildren Robert Arneson, Heather (Bryan) Billmyer, and Heidi (Susie) Arneson.  She had several great grandchildren and greatgreat grandchildren, and a sister Dorene Lee of Mabel.

She was preceded in death by her husband Richard, her parents, a son Randy, a sister Delone Loftsgaarden, brother Dale Peterson, an infant brother, and brothers-in-law Charles Loftsgaarden and Odell Lee, Jr.

Funeral services will be 11 AM Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Mabel First Lutheran Church in Mabel with the Rev. Elliott Malm officiating. Burial will be in the Mabel Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. 

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