Deloras Sammons (nee Raveling), 103 year old resident of Royalton, MN formerly of Randall, MN passed away Friday, January 12, 2018 at Riverside Assisted Living in Royalton, MN. A Funeral Service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 22, 2018 at Randall Presbyterian Church in Randall, MN with Rev. Robert Bellin officiating. Burial was at 12 noon on Tuesday, January 23rd at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Lucan, MN, with Rev. Charles Swanson officiating. Arrangements are with the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, MN.
Deloras L. Rue was born on March 13, 1914 in Lucan, MN to the late Halver and Caroline (Kormann) Rue. Her mother died during childbirth when she was only 6 years old, but she was blessed with a younger sister, Caroline. Deloras’ father remarried and she had seven new step-brothers and sisters, as well as 2 half sisters added to the family living on a farm outside of Lucan.
She was united in marriage to Jack Raveling in 1936 and they settled in Walnut Grove, MN and raised their three children. Unfortunately, Deloras then lost Jack in 1969. She was remarried to Pete Sammons in the early 1970’s and she gained five step-children through this union. She kept very busy with farming, and gardening, and canning the produce. But she enjoyed her time as a homemaker, taking care of her large family, and was known for her wonderful cooking and baking. Deloras also found time for sewing, and enjoyed fishing with her husband and friends, as well as traveling, spending winters in Arizona. She lost Pete in 2000 and eventually moved up to Randall, MN to live with her daughter, Carol.
Deloras is survived by her son, Jon “Jack” (Betty) Raveling of Payson, AZ; daughters, Carol (Jerry) Saxton of Randall, MN, and Peggy (John) DeBates of Sun Lakes, AZ and Apple Valley, MN; sister, Caroline Danielowski of Lamberton, MN; half-sister, Donna Munson of Walnut Grove, MN; sister-in-laws, Delpha Rue of Concord, CA and Faye Hanson of Walnut Grove, MN; 8 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and 5 great great grandchildren; and many step grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, DeVon Rue; half-sister, Darlene Rue; step-son, David Sammons; several step-siblings and other family.
Honorary Pallbearers were the granddaughters.
Casketbearers were Steve Raveling, Steve Sammons, Brett DeBates, Jeb Lowrey, Mike Saxton, and Heath Stensrud.
Arrangements are with the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, MN (320)632-5242 www.shelleyfuneralchapels.com