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Ruth Ann Moller

May 6, 1943 - March 20, 2024

Visitation will be held on Monday, March 25, 2024 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Behrens Wilson Funeral Home


Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, located at 717 Quincy St., Rapid City, South Dakota at 1:00 p.m.

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Ruth Anne Moller, born May 6, 1943, in Hand County, South Dakota, to Rudolph Moller and Anna Lorraine (Barrows) Moller, peacefully passed away on March 20, 2024, in Rapid City, South Dakota.


Ruth Anne graduated as high school valedictorian from Wessington High School in 1961. This early achievement foreshadowed her future accomplishments and intellectual prowess.


Ruth Anne went on to graduate with distinction from South Dakota State University in 1965, where she majored in journalism and minored in English.


From 1965 – 1966, she imparted her knowledge and love for literature as an English teacher in White, South Dakota. Her career path soon led her to the realm of public relations and journalism. Ruth Anne served as a publicist at the University of Minnesota Crookston, where she authored a comprehensive history of the institution. Subsequently, she contributed her talents as a journalist for the Rapid City Journal, from 1978 – 1980.


Ruth Anne embarked on a new chapter as a publicist for the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, where her dedication to preserving institutional legacies was again evident as she authored another notable history for this school.


In 1996, Ruth Anne transitioned to the role of writer for the Miller Press, where she continued to illuminate the narratives of her community until her retirement in 2014.


Ruth Anne Moller was married to Clair Stymiest from 1963 – 1982. She is survived by her children Tedd (Heidi) Stymiest of Hudson, FL., Lorilea (Troy) Grenstiner of Las Vegas, NV., Matthew (Cindy) Stymiest of Hemingway, SC.; Grandchildren Ryan and Wyatt Grenstiner, Tyler and Brooke Collette, and Zane Stymiest and goddaughter Gayle Gogolin Kludt.


She was proceeded in death by her parents; infant son Shawn William in 1967, half-sisters, Beth Brunick, Freda Quiram, Doris Gogolin and Joy Shoemaker, granddaughter Angel Stymiest; and beloved friend, Dawn Dehlinger.

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