January 29, 2021 at 12:36 p.m.

Ann Rue

Ann Rue
Ann Rue

Ann Marie (Nelson) Rue, of rural Shafer, passed away on Monday, January 25, 2021, in the farmhouse where she was born 80 years earlier.  Ann was cared for in her final days by her two daughters, Carol and MaryJane.  

Ann was born on June 14, 1940, to parents Alfred and Ellen Nelson.  She graduated from Taylors Falls High School in 1958.  Ann married Richard Rue on December 6, 1958, and in 1971 they purchased the home farm from her parents.  

Ann was proud of her deep roots and at the time of her death, her home had been in her family for 148 years.  She worked for 20 years as a cook at Parmly Nursing Home in Chisago City, after which she volunteered there in the dietary department and helped to host parties for the residents.  Ann loved the simple things in life; such as enjoying the sunshine while sitting on her deck, attending and hosting tea parties, spending time with her cats, and baking treats for family and friends, and for coffee hour after church services.  

Ann is preceded in death by her parents, beloved husband Richard, and her favorite cat Milo.  She will be dearly missed by her children, Carol Rue (Julie Anderson) and MaryJane Schultz (Arlen); sister Jane Greene; and in-laws, nieces, nephews, and friends.  

Our family extends thanks to the medical and palliative care team at Regions Hospital and to her caregivers from Kindred Hospice, especially her nurse, Racheal.

Funeral Service is 11 a.m. Thursday, January 28, 2021 at Grandstrand Funeral Home in Lindstrom, MN  Visitation one hour prior to the service.  Interment at Kahbakong Cemetery in Taylors Falls, MN.  In celebration of her love of baking and serving, memorials preferred to the kitchen fund at First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Taylors Falls, where Ann was a lifelong member.  

Arrangements by Grandstrand Funeral Home in Lindstrom, MN.  Condolences may be expressed on line at www.grandstrandfh.com

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