Ruth C. Nelson Alne

July 23, 1925May 30, 2012

Ruth Alne, 86, of Columbus, IN. formerly of Vermillion, SD., died at 11:06 am Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at Columbus Regional Hospital. Born July 23, 1925 in Vermillion, SD., Mrs. Alne was the daughter of the late Peter and Anna Petersen Nelson. She was a 1943 graduate of University High School in Vermillion, SD. and attended a cadet nursing program at Methodist Hospital in Sioux City, IA. She married Harold Alne in Vermillion, SD on November 08, 1947 and he preceded her in death on November 10, 1992. Mrs. Alne was a homemaker. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Vermillion, SD. and First Lutheran Church in Columbus, IN. The funeral service celebrating the life of Mrs. Alne will be conducted at 11:00 am Saturday, June 02, 2012 at First Lutheran Church in Columbus, IN. with Pastor Larry Isbell and Pastor Edward Boone officiating. Calling hours will be from 10:00 am until the time of the service at 11:00 am Saturday at the church. A private burial will be in Bluff View Cemetery in Vermillion, SD. In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions to Columbus Regional Hospital Foundation. Online condolences to the family may be made at Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Myers-Reed Chapel. Mrs. Alne is survived by a daughter, Carol (Gary) Walters of Columbus, IN.; two sisters, Mary Prindle of Salt Lake City, UT. and Carrie Munger of Howard, SD.; two brothers, Glen (Chelaine) Nelson of Sioux Falls, SD. and Harold (Olga) Nelson of Valparaiso, IN.; and two grandsons, Marc (Samantha) Walters of Indianapolis, IN. and Eric (Michelle) Walters of Fishers, IN.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 2, 2012
  • Calling Hours Saturday, June 2, 2012

Ruth C. Nelson Alne

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Chris & Suzanne Nelson

June 4, 2012

Carol and Family: We are sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. You and your family are in our thoughts.

Becky Kurzendoerfer

June 3, 2012

Dear Carol & family,

I am so very sorry about the loss of your mom. It is so hard to lose someone whom you have loved - and who has known and loved you so long. Please accept our deepest sympathies and know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

June 1, 2012

Carol and family, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Amy Nagel (Columbus, Indiana)

Ann Linn

June 1, 2012

Carol and family--I was so sorry to hear about your mom. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Jeff Backmeyer

June 1, 2012

Carol and Family,
I am sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I will not be able to attend the calling but please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Jeff & Kelly Backmeyer

Dave Parker

June 1, 2012

So sorry to hear about your Mom I know how hard it is especially when it is sudden and unexpected my prayers are with you and your family.

Nijola Schwader

June 1, 2012

Please know that you have my deepest sympathy. A mother's love never dies. God bless you and yours.