Msgr. Nicholas J. Ruba
June 21, 2015
(Photo) Msgr. Nicholas J. Ruba, 89, of Remsen, died Saturday, June 20, 2015, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center, in Remsen.
Msgr. Nicholas was born Aug. 7, 1925, at rural Remsen, the son of Nick and Catherine (Loutsch) Ruba. He was raised and educated in both rural school and St. Mary's School, graduating in 1943.
He then attended Trinity College, in Sioux City, graduating in 1947.
He then enrolled in Kenrick Seminary, in St. Louis, for four years and was ordained a priest in 1951.
Over the years he served at many Catholic parishes.
From 1951 to 1954, he was the assistant at St. Peter Paul Parish, in Carroll.
From 1954 to 1958, he was the assistant at Blessed Sacrament, in Sioux City.
From 1958 to 1961, he was the pastor at Christ The King Parish, in Dayton,.
From 1961 to 1968, he was the pastor at St. Benedict Parish, in Algona.
From 1968 to 1986 he was the pastor at St. Michael's Parish, in Sioux City.
From 1986 to 1992, he was the pastor at St. Mary's Parish, in Alton.
From 1992 to 1996, he served as pastor at St. Andrews Parish, in Sibley.