Ramona A. Gilbert

June 7, 1937 ~ January 13, 2022

Ramona A. Gilbert, 84, of Spring Valley, MN, died on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, at Ostrander Care and Rehab from Alzheimer’s.

RamonaRamona Angeline Ruud was born June 7, 1937, to Albert and Vivian (Hegg) Ruud. She graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1955 and married George “Roger” Gilbert on Aug. 1 the same year. Ramona spent her life as a homemaker and was a wonderful cook and baker, and was also famous for her homemade donuts. She was very proud of the fact that she made her children and husband three home-cooked meals a day. Family was the most important thing in life to Ramona and she was a loyal and devoted mother and grandmother. Her children and grandchildren came first, and she never missed an event for them. Ramona also enjoyed going to garage sales, and she and her sisters with all their children would often drive to Austin, MN, to find good garage sales. Ramona was a founding member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Spring Valley and was a Sunday school teacher for many years. She was a loyal parishioner, never missing a service until her disease progressed and she was not able to attend.

Ramona is survived by her children, Roger D. (Susan) Gilbert of Spring Valley and Lavonne (Steven Kraling) Knutson of Ostrander, MN; sister Cindy Johnson of Spring Valley; brother-in-law Bob Grabau of Stewartville, MN; seven grandchildren, Kristopher (Megan) Knutson and their children Dominic, Nora, and Nash, Sarah (Justin) Mlinar and their children Dylan, Emily, Katelyn, Mason, and Mollie, Katie (Brian) Bernard and their children Jackson, Hunter, Charlotte, and Hazel, Jacob (Juanita) Gilbert and their children Carter, Olivia, and Sophia, Braden (Gretchen) Knutson and their children Chase, Cullen, and Gretta, Amanda (Dan) Cummings and their children Jace, Riley, and Cora, and Cody Knutson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Roger in 2013; daughter Lucy in infancy; son-in-law Bradley Knutson; great-grandson Joseph Mlinar; brother Orville (Dianne) Ruud, and  four sisters Alleen (Dick) Watson, Veronica Ruud, Pauline (John) Queensland, and Priscilla (Roger) Dyreson.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. p.m. on Monday, Jan. 17, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, with Pastor Betsy Dartt officiating. Burial will take place in Spring Valley Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday at Hindt Funeral Home in Spring Valley and will continue for one hour at the church prior to the service on Monday.

Family suggests memorials may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association for research.

Online condolences may be left at Hindtfuneralhomes.com