Barbara L. Ruser


Barbara L. Ruser, age 83 of North Platte, NE passed away at her home on October 2, 2013.
Barbara was born September 1, 1930 in Ogallala, NE to Jack and Edith Sarah (Warford) Cassen. She grew up there and graduated from Ogallala High School in 1948. On April 20, 1952 Barbara married Dick Ruser. To this union three children were born: Kevin Lee, Cynthia Joyce and Cathy Sue. Dick and Barbara made their home on a farm northwest of Grant, NE. She was a farm wife and managed the family farm until her death. She also worked for 20 years at TRW in Ogallala. After retiring she enjoyed her favorite pastime of supporting her grandchildren in all their activities. She was an avid NE Cornhusker fan and attended many football games. After Dick’s death in 1974, Barbara made her home in Grant for the next 33 years; she then moved to North Platte.
Barbara is survived by her children Kevin (Vanessa) Ruser of Lincoln, NE, Cindi (John) Kennedy of Eaton, CO and Cathy (Leland) Poppe of North Platte; 8 grandchildren Sean (Debi) Kennedy of Northglen, CO, Stuart Kennedy of Denver, CO, Natasha Ruser of Chicago, IL, Sophia (David) Ruser of Albuquerque, NM, Ethan and Ellie Ruser-Pertusa of Lincoln, NE, Rick and Natalie Poppe of North Plate, NE; and 1 great-granddaughter Audrey Sage Kennedy of Northglen, CO.
She was preceded in death by her parents Jack and Edith Cassen, and her husband Dick Ruser.
A memorial has been established in her name and online condolences may be shared at Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday October 5, 2013 at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church with Reverend Robert Deardoff officiating. Register book signing will be today from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.