Ruby Preston, age 82, of Huron, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2019, at the Huron Regional Medical Center. Her funeral service was held at 11:00 AM, Monday, January 21st at Hope Lutheran Church. Burial was in the Riverside Cemetery.

Ruby was born April 24, 1936, to Fredrick and Hulda Reichert at Dimock, South Dakota. She attended school and graduated from Parkston High School. She then continued her education at Southern State Teacher’s College at Springfield, South Dakota, where she earned her teaching degree. Then she taught for eleven years in rural South Dakota schools and in Sioux Falls.

On June 25, 1965, Ruby married Robert “Bob” Preston at Dimock.

Ruby was very active in the Huron community by volunteering as a Retired Senior Volunteer Program and helped with the Meals on Wheels program through the Huron Area Senior Center; she served as a Pink Lady for the Huron Regional Medical Center; and volunteered at the Huron elementary schools. She was also active with the Gideons International Auxiliary, Lioness Club International, the extension club “Domestic Engineers club”, a pinochle club and the Huron Rovers Camping Club.

She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, cooking, baking and card playing. Ruby also worked at Lewis Drug for many years. She was an active member of the Hope Lutheran Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bob on January 8, 2009; three brothers, Ronald in infancy and David and Norbert Reichert; and three sisters, twins Rita and Ruth in infancy and Sylvia Reichert.

Grateful for having shared in her life are her three children and their spouses, Todd and Michelle Preston of Huron, and their children, Sean, Luke, Levi, Joshua and America; Heather and Darin Hunhoff of Lakeville, Minnesota and their children, Hannah, Nathan and Zach; and Jason and Becky Preston of Sumner, Washington and their children, Isaac, Martina and Grace.

Ruby is also survived by two brothers and their wives, Carl and Linda Reichert of Parkston, South Dakota and Herb and Sally Reichert of St. Cloud, Minnesota; one sister and her husband, Selma and Larry Hakeman of Sun City, Arizona; and many nieces and nephews.

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Sorry to hear about Ruby’s passing. We will always remember her as a wonderful neighbor. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Wayne and Sara Waldner

Was sorry to hear of the death of Ruby. I remember many conversations with her and/or the goodie plates that came into the yard when she was neighbor to my parents, Bill and Blanche Haley. She was a wonderful giving person who helped out many people in Huron. Hold your memories close, let them be a comfort in the days ahead. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Jan Haley Eickhoff

To Ruby's family, My thoughts and prayers are with you. I remember her from Lewis and she was my neighbor when she lived in duplex in 20th street. Jeanette Johnson

Jason, as much as I enjoyed having you in my class, my fondest memories are watching your parents at the Legion baseball games. Your folks parented and you gave them reason to be proud of you.  Jason

Heather and all of your friends and family, I send you prayers of comfort as you grieve the loss of Ruby. As you come together to celebrate her life and spirit of volunteerism and giving of herself, may her life and best memories, and her way of fighting until her earthly end, give you the encouragement to carry on and eagerly anticipate being with her again, in the most magnificent of places. How proud she would be Heather, if she knew of the great ripple effects you are having with the Bible study you lead and have been leading for years. We love you and are blessed to call you our friend.  Lisa Frame-Jacobson

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