Ruby A. Christianson, 86, of Eau Claire passed away on Monday, March 20, 2023 at Sacred Heart Hospital.

Ruby was born on November 2, 1936, to Eugene and Crystal (Mubel) Campbell in Michigan. Ruby moved to Eau Claire, Wisconsin and in 1955 graduated from Eau Claire Senior High School. She married Gerald Christianson in 1958. They divorced in 1980. Together they had three children. Ruby returned to school as a non-traditional student and graduated from the Chippewa Valley Technical College in 1983 as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She began her nursing career at the Northern Center for the Developmentally Disabled and worked there until her retirement.

Ruby is survived by her children, Todd Christianson (Pam), Glenn Christianson (Robbin) and Kelly Christianson; grandchildren, Sharlyn Dietrick (fiancé Nick Walbrun), Jolyn Helgeson (Jacob) and Jesse Christianson; great grandchildren, Irelyn Christianson, Natalie, Addison, and Claire Helgeson. She is further survived by her sister-in-law, Clarice Campbell and many nieces and nephews.

She will be missed by her Y, mall, “Lunch Bunch” friends.

Ruby was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Clifford, Edward, Elmer, and Ione; several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Ruby faced obstacles in her life with grace, dignity, perseverance, and no excuses. She was a strong and independent woman, making her own decisions until the very end. She passed this and her quick wit on to her children.

A private burial will be at a later date.


  1. Ruby was just a joy to spend time with. I had the privilege of doing her hair for many years. I truly learned a lot from our conversations she was bright and always made me feel the truth and kindness of her caring. God received another Angel. I will truly miss our visits.💐💓 So happy you are at PEACE

  2. Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Ruby Christianson. Losing a loved one is one of the most painful things in life. Ruby touched many lives and will be thought of often. In the difficult days to come may the many wonderful memories of her life give you comfort. Something we have personally found to be of great comfort are the thoughts expressed in the Bible at John 5:28 “all those in the memorial tombs will hear his (Jesus) voice and come out “. May God Jehovah comfort you during this sad time in your life.

  3. I worked with Ruby at the Northern Center for many years. Or “Ruby Duby” as many of us used to call her. She was a great LPN and a joy to work with. She was always so easy to work with and took the many challenges of working with the developmentally disabled clientele in stride. She worked hard and may she have the peace she deserves❤️

  4. Thinking of you as you mourn the loss & celebrate the great life of your Mom. You have my condolences. I will remember her fondly. She was always so strong, accepting and jovial. You are in my prayers at this difficult time. May your memories bring you peace & comfort.

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