Norma Kay (Polley) Ruder

Born: Tue., Sep. 13, 1927
Died: Sat., Aug. 15, 2015


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Tue., Aug. 18, 2015
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Tue., Aug. 18, 2015
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

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 Norma Kay Ruder
September 13, 1927 – August 15, 2015
Norma Kay Ruder, 87, of Granger, IN passed away Saturday, August 15, 2015, at Hospice House, South Bend, IN. Norma was born September 13, 1927, in Bedford, Indiana, to the late Lova and Phebe (Ogden) Polley. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Wanda Molnar. On June 25, 1961, in Harvey, IL, Norma (Polley) married Louis Ruder who survives, along with two sons, Ronald (Kristin) Ruder, of Andover, Minnesota, and Richard (Allyson) Ruder, of Walkerton, IN, three grandchildren, Anne, Stephanie, and Ross Ruder, along with several nieces. Norma was a graduate of Riley High School in 1945. She was a former member of First Christian Church of South Bend, Presbyterian Players, and South Bend Press Club. Norma had worked at WSBT, First National Bank, in Blue Island, IL, modeled shoes in New York, and taught dancing at Arthur Murray Dance Studio in South Bend. Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 18th, at Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North, 17033 Cleveland Road, South Bend, IN. Friends may visit with the family from 11:00 a.m. until time of services on Tuesday. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery. In Norma’s memory, contributions may be made to donor’s choice. Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at

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Mary Weigle
   Posted Sun August 16, 2015
Rick I am sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Mary NDFD

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