Ruby Reiner

Ruby Mildred Reiner, 96, passed away on March 4, 2019 at St Alexis Hospital in Bismarck, ND.  A funeral service will be held at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 801 Denver Ave, Bismarck on Saturday, March 9 at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be held at the Veterans Cemetery in Mandan on Monday, March 11 at 11:00 a.m.

Ruby was born on February 23, 1923 in rural Scranton, ND to Theodore and Clara Swanson. Ruby grew up on the family farm in Scranton, with her 2 brothers and sister.  She graduated from Scranton High School in 1941. After high school she attended Dickinson State College in Dickinson, ND where she received a Teaching Certificate. Ruby taught in various rural schools and then became a substitute teacher in Hazen.

Ruby married Raymond Reiner on August 3, 1952 in rural Scranton. They were happily married for 66 years. Ruby was a member of The Ladies Guild at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Hazen. Ruby enjoyed spending time in the Garrison Dam/Pick City area where the family went to have picnics and to enjoy the water.  Ruby valued her family and enjoyed having coffee with friends.

In 1974 Ray and Ruby moved to Hettinger, ND where they resided until Ray retired in 1987. Retirement brought them to Bismarck where Ruby lived out the rest of her days.

Ruby is survived by her husband, Raymond Reiner of Bismarck, sister Ruth VanEe, Minnetonka, MN,  her children, Monte (Diana) Reiner, Minot, Muriel Reiner, Lake Stevens, WA, and Sandy (Tim) Hess, Lemmon, SD, along with 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, Theodore and Clara Swanson, her brothers, Clifford and Bernard Swanson and her son, Rickie Lee Reiner.

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations to Lutheran Hour Ministries, 660 Mason Ridge Center Dr., St Louis, MO 63141-8557.  You may also leave condolences for the family at