Ruby L. Borlaug

Jun 19, 2019
Borluag, Ruby Orig


Services: 10:30 a.m., Monday, June 24, 2019 at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1024 West 8th St., Waterloo


For an hour before services at the church


Garden of Memories Cemetery


In lieu of flowers, direct memorials to UnityPoint Hospice, Cedar Bend Humane Society, or to the church. 


      Ruby Lucille Borlaug, 99, of Waterloo, formerly of Cedar Falls, died at UnityPoint Health—Allen Hospital on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. She was born June 4, 1920, daughter of Frank J. and Anna L. Pahl Borchardt in St. Ansgar where she attended rural schools.

      She married Herbert F. Ide on November 26, 1942, in Osage; they later divorced. Ruby married Everett "Ed" W. Borlaug on June 20, 1974, in Waterloo; he died January 9, 2003.

      Ruby worked as a sales clerk for Donaldson’s Department Store in Crossroads Center Mall for 28 years, retiring in 1985. She was a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church.

      She is survived by her daughter, Mary (Ron) Potter of Waterloo; two sons, Arthur F. Ide of Peru, South America, and Richard (Taeko) of Ebetsu, Japan; two grandchildren, KenSho and Maria; two great grandchildren; three stepdaughters: Barbara (Pat) Gennaro of Livermore, CA, Susan (Keith) Del Rosso of Port Orchard, WA, and Cathy (Bill) Claborn of Bermuda Dunes, CA; several step grandchildren; a brother, Leland (Betty) Borchardt of St. Ansgar; a sister-in-law, Marian Borchardt of Concordia, MO;  a step daughter-in-law, Linda Borlaug of Indo, CA; and many nieces, nephews and their children.

      Ruby is preceded by her parents; husbands; two brothers, Armond and Raymond Borchardt; a sister-in-law, Olive Borchardt; and a stepson, Wayne Borlaug.



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  1. Cathy and Bill Claborn | Jun 25, 2019
    We are sorry for the loss of your mother.  She was a kind woman.  How lucky you were to have her close for so long  Our condolences to you all.
  2. Marv Lindaman | Jun 21, 2019
    Thinking of you.
  3. Marvin Lindaman | Jun 21, 2019
    Thinking of you.
  4. Ernesto R | Jun 20, 2019
    I’m very sorry to read the passing of your beloved Ruby. Please accept my sincere condolences. I have personally felt comforted by the promise made by God of bringing back to life those who sleep in death (1 Thes. 4:14). So be assured that you’ll be able to hug, kiss and talk to Ruby again. She will come back into an Earth free of suffering, sickness and anything that causes us to shed tears of pain (Rev. 21:4). This hope is both sure and firm because Jehovah God cannot lie (Heb. 6:18; Titus 1:2). Is my sincere desire that you can also find comfort in this words during this difficult time for you.

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