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Ruth Margaret Magorien
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Birth: Mar. 4, 1918
Mission Hill
Yankton County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Apr. 4, 2005
Clay County
South Dakota, USA

Ruth Margaret Magorien, 87, died Monday, April 4, 2005 at Sioux Valley Vermillion Care Center in Vermillion, SD.

She was born March 4, 1918, at the farm home of her parents south of Mission Hill, SD. Her parents were William James Magorien and Anna Sybel Howard Magorien. She had one sister, and two brothers.

Ruth attended grade school at Howard School District #30 that was a short distance from her home. Her grandfather, Livingston Howard, founded the grade school in 1870, and the first teacher was her grandmother, Priscilla Morey Howard. Ruth graduated from the 8th grade at Howard School in 1931 and Yankton High School on May 30, 1935.

After graduation Ruth worked in the office of Gurney Seed and Nursery of Yankton until she got married. She married Melvin Leslie Iverson at the home of her parents on August 31, 1938. They moved to the farm south of the Bergen Lutheran Church and farmed until Melvin retired. Ruth was a member of the Bergen Lutheran Church and was active in the Ladies Aid and held many offices in the E. L.C.W. She was also a member of the Bergen Cemetery Association. She helped organize the Norway Neighbors Extension Club in 1944. She held many offices in the local club, county, and was District President.

Ruth was a 4-H leader for 15 years. She has been a member of the Rebekah Lodge at Vermillion since 1949. She held many offices and was State President in 1987.

Ruth loved playing in the Kitchen Band and entertaining and visiting people at the Vermillion Care Center.

Ruth left the farm and moved to Vermillion in 1999. She was been a resident of the Vermillion Care Center since 2002.

Ruth will be remembered for knitting her beautiful afghans, and hangers, as well as her sewing and quilting. Her children and grandchildren will miss her delicious cooking and her wonderful pies.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Iverson, her parents, William and Anna Magorien, one sister, Ellen Magorien and two brothers, Howard Magorien and Raymond Magorien.

A daughter, Marilyn Iverson Dyball and her husband, David Dyball of LeMars, Iowa, and a daughter, Carol Iverson Kaberna and her husband, Don Kalberna of Wagner, survive her.

Also surviving are her five grandchildren; Susan LaHaise, and Darcy Kaberna both of Fargo, ND, Kevin Kaberna of Boston, MA, Scott Dyball of Egan MN, and Jeff Dyball of Rapid City, SD. She had five great grandchildren.

Burial be in Evergreen Cemetery in rural Meckling. 
Evergreen Cemetery
Clay County
South Dakota, USA
Created by: In memory of Scott
Record added: May 28, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14436439
Ruth Margaret Magorien
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- In memory of Scott
 Added: May. 28, 2006

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