Ray Ruby

July 25, 1939 – Nov. 9, 2018

Ray Ruby, 79, Minot,

founder of Circle Sanita-

tion, passed away unex-

pectedly at Trinity Hospi-

tal on Friday, November

9th, 2018, with family by

his side.

Ray Glenn Ruby was

born July 25th, 1939 in

Roseau, MN to Harold and

Hilda (Niemi) Ruby. The

family moved to Stanley

in 1942 and six years later

they moved to Minot. He

attended school both in

Stanley and Minot.

In 1959, Ray enlisted in

the United States Army.

He was stationed in Saint

Jean d’Angely, France.

While stationed in France

he was deployed to

Karlsruhe, Germany to set

up communications for a

supply depot. He received

an Honorable discharge

after 3 years.

On July 25th, 1963, his

birthday, Ray was united

in marriage to his beauti-

ful bride Paulette “Paulie”

Miltenberger. They made

their home in Minot

where he was employed

by Jundt’s Westland and

later Saks News. In 1973

they moved to the rural

Minot area and in 1980,

Ray and Paulie started

Circle Sanitation. Togeth

er they ran the business,

eventually being joined by

their two sons. Through

the years Ray’s grandchil

dren also started working

with Circle Sanitation,

with four of his grandchil

dren eventually becoming

partners in the business

in 2009. Ray loved work-

ing alongside his sons and

his grandchildren. He re-

tired in 2015 but still

made a daily appearance

at the shop. He loved

watching the business

grow and enjoyed tagging

along to council meetings.

He had a very strong work

ethic which is what

helped build the business

from a one truck opera-

tion to the business it is


Ray also enjoyed spend-

ing time with his family at

Strawberry Lake. He spent

hours in the boat pulling

tubers, knee boarders and

skiers. He loved to water-

ski in his younger days.

He taught many people

how to waterski and en-

joyed watching his grand-

children and great-grand-

children learn.

Ray enjoyed dancing

and before Paulie’s health

declined they could dance

all night if the right music

was playing. With Ray’s

creativity, he could easily

bring an idea he had

drawn up on a napkin or a

piece of scrap paper to

life. Ray taught his kids,

grandkids and numerous

employees to work on

various pieces of equip-

ment, welding and custo-

mer service.

His loving family in-

cludes: sons and

daughters-in-law, Dan

(Lori) Ruby and Randy

(Teresa) Ruby; grandchil-

dren, Trina (Dustin)

Holter, Paul (Amy) Ruby,

Brian (Lisa) Ruby, Joe

(Kelsey) Ruby, Jason

(Kadi) Ruby, Matt (Dana)

Ruby, Katherine Ruby

(Jared Daniels), Marissa

Ruby, Jacob Ruby, David

Ruby, Stephanie Bussiere,

Rebecca (Tony) Dean,

Daniel (Brandy) Ruby,

Angela (Blake) Bacon,

Amy Ruby, Kelsey Ruby;

23 great-grandchildren

and 2 on the way; sisters,

Ruth (Terry) Anderson

and Sharon (Dennis)

Nickel; brother, Jerry

(Elaine) Ruby; sisters-in-

law, Fran Miltenberger,

Helen Woiwode, Sheila

(Kenny) Locken and

JoAnn (Richard) Baker;

brothers-in-law, Robert

(Renee) Bachmeier and

Mark (Susan) Bachmeier;

numerous nieces,

nephews and cousins.

Ray was preceded in

death by his wife, Paulie;

parents; sisters, Irene Ell

and Sheila Ruby; brothers

Orville Ruby and Edward

Ruby; fathers-in-law, Paul

Miltenberger and Peter

Bachmeier; mother-in-

law, Florence Bachmeier;

brothers-in-law, Clyde

“Bill” Miltenberger and

Wayne Miltenberger.

Visitation: Friday, No-

vember 16, 2018 from

3:30 until 5 pm.

Vigil Prayer Service:

Friday, November 16,

2018 at 5:00 pm at the


Mass of Christian Buri-

al: Saturday, November

17, 2018 at 10:00 am at St.

John the Apostle Catholic

Church, Minot.

Graveside service: Sa-

turday, November 17,

2018 at 1:00 pm Sunset

Memorial Gardens, Minot.

Those wishing to sign

an online guest register or

share a memory of Ray,

may do so at www.