Ruth Elaine Nebelsick


December 8, 1950 - January 8, 2017


Ruth Elaine Nebelsick was born December 8, 1950 at Canova, SD to Otto and Esther (Tillotson) Strong. She grew up and attended schools in Pierre, Gann Valley and Spencer, graduating from Spencer High School in 1969. In 1973 she graduated from Bethany Nazarene College in Bethany, OK. On August 18, 1979 she married Richard Nebelsick. Ruth was employed as a package car driver for UPS for 33 years. She was an avid horseback rider and enjoyed spending time with her family, especially playing the piano and singing with her siblings.

She is survived by her husband, Richard, one daughter, Kristen Nebelsick of Huron, one son, Kyle (Jessica) Nebelsick of Alexandria, three grandchildren: Ava, Alexander and Henry, four brothers: Vernon Strong of Newark, IL, Clayton (Barbara) Strong of Mitchell, Richard Strong of Atlanta, GA, Warren Strong of Mitchell, one sister, Miriam Strong of Clarkesville, GA, a special cousin, Peggy Birney of Mitchell, a special friend, Scott Gove of Atlanta, GA, mother-in-law, Marjorie Nebelsick, Richard’s siblings and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Strong.     


Friday, January 13, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wesleyan Church
601 North Sanborn Boulevard
Mitchell, South Dakota


Saturday, January 14, 2017
10:30 AM
Wesleyan Church
601 North Sanborn Boulevard
Mitchell, South Dakota


Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Spencer, South Dakota

Posted by Bernard Tysdal on March 21, 2019
My condolences to the Nebelsick family and the Strong Family Peace be with you
Posted by Steffi Anderson on June 23, 2017
Ruth, you were like a sister to me in our time. Unfortunately, some of the choices we made were what kept us apart later on. I will always love you and I hope you rest in peace. You so deserve it.
Posted by Carol Johnson on January 15, 2017
Dear Kristen, Richard, Kyle and family, So sorry to hear of your loss! Ruth has a wonderful mothers heart. Kristen, remember how much your mom loves You! Jesus loves you All! Praying for comfort from the Holy Spirit! May you be filled with the peace that passes understanding. George and Carol Johnson
Posted by Sabrina strong on January 14, 2017
Miss you aunt ruth
Posted by Barb Dulaney on January 14, 2017
My deepest sympathy to you Kristen on loosing yor mom . My prayers are for you and your family Take care
Posted by Larry Falk on January 13, 2017
Rich, sorry to hear about your wife. I cannot image how hard this is. You bought my patio glass, wheelchair, Spencer.
Posted by Caitie Arbogast on January 12, 2017
My condolences goes out to Rich, Kyle, Kristen and family in this difficult time. I was honored to meet Ruth through Kristen and enjoyed many of our conversations. May you all treasure your memories that were made and know she will always be with you as she loved you all so dearly! Thinking of you all through this difficult time!
Posted by Kara Heffner on January 12, 2017
Ruth was a strong advocate for her daughter Kristen. It was a close bond they had, she will be truly missed. My thoughts are with Kristen, Rich, Kyle and family.
Posted by Eunice Manolis on January 12, 2017
My deepest sympathy to Richard, Kristen, Kyle and family. May God give you strength in the days to come. Hugs!
Posted by Peggy (Wibben) Bloomquist on January 12, 2017
Such great memories of Ruth and the Strong family...summer Sundays horseback riding for hours and racing the horses (not by our choice, but Ruth's) back 'home' to Esther's amazing chocolate chip deepest sympathy goes out to all of Ruth's family.
Posted by Danielle Phillips on January 11, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with the family, especially Kristen and Richard. Stay strong and know Ruth is always with you in heart and watching over you!
Posted by Charlie & Wanda Kobes on January 11, 2017
Thoughts and prayers come to all of Ruth's family . She always had a smile for everyone !
Posted by Erin Weerts Stewart on January 11, 2017
My heart breaks for the family. Ruth was a kind woman whom loved her children more than anything. Thoughts and prayers to Richard, Kristen and family.
Posted by Bryan Vinz on January 11, 2017
My sympathy to the family.
Posted by Luvie Williams on January 11, 2017
Prayers for the family during this hard time.Thinking of you all!! 🙏🏽
Posted by Kristen Jaqua on January 11, 2017
I had the chance to meet Ruth as I am her daughters close friend, Kristen! I love this family like they are my own! My heart goes out to you all during this hard time.
Posted by Angela Clay on January 11, 2017
My condolences to the family. Prayers of strength to Richard , Kristen, Kyle and other family..
Posted by Mr. and Mrs. Elmer VanMoorlehem on January 11, 2017
Our condolences to Kyle, Rich, and Kristen and the rest of the family.
Posted by Denny Rowley on January 11, 2017
My sympathy to the family.
Posted by Donna Strong on January 11, 2017
My condolences to Kristen, Kyle, Miriam, and the rest of the family's. Ruth was a very hard worker and she was loved by all. She will be deeply missed.
Posted by Tom Riddle on January 10, 2017
Ruth was a great Upser , worked very hard and was a good person and friend
Posted by Nancy Kelly on January 10, 2017
Hugs & prayers!! Gone way too early!! SOO sorry Miriam & Kristen!!!🙏
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