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Marian Cast Ruge

Marian Cast Ruge, American public health nutritionist. Fulbright-Hays research grantee, United States Department State, Morocco, 1974-1975. Board directors Young Women’s Christian Association, Grand Island, 1981—1983; Member of American Dietetic Association.


  • Ruge, Marian Cast was born on November 19, 1943 in Beaver Crossing, Nebraska, United States. Daughter of Marvin William Cast and Lois Margaret (Biltoft) Cast Hohnbaum.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Home Economics, University Nebraska, 1965. Master of Science in Nutrition, University Nebraska, 1976.


    • Registered dietitian. Community development volunteer Peace Corps, Ain el Aouda, Morocco, 1965—1967. Extension agent Cooperative Extension Services, Albion, Nebraska, 1968—1969.

      Teacher home economics American Girls College, Izmir, Turkey, 1969—1972. Regional nutritionist International Voluntary Services, Lae, Papua New Guinea, 1976—1979. Women, infants and children nutritionist Public Health Department, Grand Island, Nebraska, 1981—1986.

      Member vocational schools, 1983—1986. Member vocational education advisory council Grand Island Public Schools, 1983—1986. Quality control supervisor Aspen Tastes, Inc., Greeley, Colorado, since 1987.


    God, who is heard throughout the Bible, calls for justice for the widows, orphans and aliens who were oppressed by the powers of the day. Therefore the involvement in political life is something that Christians should not avoid.

    Party affiliation: Republican


    It is vital to meet and worship with other Christians in order to grow in the Christian life and to understand what is God's will for people and for their communities.

    Denomination: Methodist


    One may feel driven by urges such as anger, lust or greed. If anybody is willing to be open to the Holy Spirit, God helps to resist evil and to live life to the full.


    Board directors Young Women’s Christian Association, Grand Island, 1981—1983. Member of American Dietetic Association.


    • Married W. Alan Ruge, December 10, 1977. Children: Ian, Alex.
    • father: Marvin William Cast Hohnbaum
    • mother: Lois Margaret (Biltoft) Cast Hohnbaum
    • spouse: W. Alan Ruge
    • children: Ian Ruge
    • Alex Ruge
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    Born November 19, 1943
    (age 74)