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June Ann Ruhberg -- Rochester

ROCHESTER -- A memorial service for June Ann Ruhberg will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Tri-City Baptist Church in Tempe, Ariz.

Mrs. Ruhberg, 71, of Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of the Rochester area, died Thursday (Nov. 17, 2005) at her home.

June Ann Younger was born June 13, 1934, in Dover. She attended school in Dover and, in January 1955, she married Donald Ruhberg at Dover Methodist Church. She worked at Mayo Clinic, and her husband was a farmer and later a carpenter in Rochester. They moved to Arizona in 1970. While at Mayo Clinic, she was part of a women's chorus that traveled to Air Force bases to sing for servicemen. She also enjoyed gardening, sewing and making Teddy bears, and she handcrafted many items.

Survivors include her husband; five daughters, Peggy Jackson of Mesa, Ariz., Nancy Roberts of Tempe, Patti Springerley of Laveen, Ariz., Jayne Ruhberg of Marana, Ariz., and Holly McGee of West Monroe, La.; two sons, Donn of Prescott Valley, Ariz., and Steve of Chandler, Ariz.; 16 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Zane Younger of Eagan, Minn., Oliver Younger of Northfield, Minn., and Garland Younger of Arlee, Mont. A brother preceded her in death.

Memorials are suggested to the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare in Scottsdale.

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