July 17, 1918 — Nov. 13, 2019
Passing from earthly to heavenly home on Nov. 13, 2019 was Gladys Mamie (Clarine) Ruka. Gladys was born in Ogema on July 17, 1918, having celebrated her 101st birthday just a few months before. She expressed her readiness to join her Heavenly Father, husband Lloyd, her parents, two brothers and a granddaughter. She is leaving four children, Arlene Loring, Dale Ruka (Donna), Donn Ruka (JoDee) and Annette Oliver (Tony). Before her passing she was blessed to be the eldest of five generations. Besides the four children there are six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Snowmobiling was one of her pleasures for many years and her other hobby was sewing. She did alterations for years even when her eyesight was failing. Gladys was a resident of Price County all her life, except for four years when she worked in Chicago. The memorial service will be arranged at a later date.