Ruth Zachow

Ruth Zachow

Ruth ZachowRuth Zachow began her heavenly celebration Sunday, September 3, 2017 in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 8, 2017 at The Assembly of God Church in Redwood Falls. Interment is in Crestlawn Memorial Gardens.  The family will be greeting guests 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Assembly of God Church. Online condolences may be sent at  Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Ruth Irene Zachow was born March 10, 1939 to Rudolph and Mabel Johnson of Redwood Falls, Minnesota fifth of six children.  She grew up here and was united in marriage to Glendon Zachow October 5, 1956.  They were blessed with 3 children, 10 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.  Ruth had many employment opportunities throughout her life beginning at Hanson’s Rexall Drug during High School as a soda jerk. She was also employed by Ben Franklin, J.C. Penney, State Bank of Redwood Falls, Public Utilities Office, REM, owner/operator of a Christian Book Store and Top Quality Hearing where she still was employed at the time of her death. Ruth was very creative using her gifts to minister to others throughout her life in a variety of ways – making cards and funny scrapbooks, teaching Sunday School and children’s church, speaking at women’s groups, and leading Bible studies.  She was leading the monthly devotions at Garnett Gardens at the time of her death. She recently fulfilled a life-long dream of becoming an author by completing her book, My God is Alive, How About Yours?

Ruth is survived by her husband Glendon, children: Becky & Terry Armstrong, Leroy & Mindy Zachow, and Dawn & Kevin Jelley; grandchildren: Chad & Krista Armstrong, Brett & Ashly Armstrong, Amy Armstrong, Kip & Raelynn Armstrong, Christopher & Rashal Zachow, Stevi & Scott Breitman, Kynde Zachow, Katie & Travis Wiederien, Mikal & Rachael Jelley, and Jocelyn & Joshua Coan and 23 great grandchildren, 2 sisters: Dona Wiehr and Lois Olson, 1 brother Wilbur & Bernice Johnson and many other family who loved her.

11 thoughts on “Ruth Zachow”

  1. Glendon and family–I’m so sorry for your loss. I feel blessed to have known her. It was always nice to see you at the auction center when I worked there.

    1. May God be with all and comfort each and everyone. We are blessed to have a grandson in our family. Our prayers are with the family. Bob and laNita Cole

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. Ruth was such a special person that gave so much of herself to others. I had the opportunity to work with Glendon and Ruth when they were licensed for foster care. They provided refuge to children in need and met the children where they were at in such a nonjudgemental way. Ruth will be so missed. She was such a loving and special person.

  3. Karen and Forrie Lundgren

    I just heard of Ruth’s passing. I am shocked. Glenden and family, we are so sorry and you have our condolances. Ruth has been my/Karen’s friend for many years. She was a special angel from God at a time when I was in need. She sent me a card or note every week for a year, and asked me over for lunch. She was a blessing to me. I often reminded her of the depth of appreciation I had for her kind gesture. She was a wonderful Christian witness for the Lord. I am sure she is happy at her final home with Jesus, but I would guess she would not have chosen to leave you, Glenden, the love of her life. You all have our prayers.
    Karen and Forrie Lundgren

  4. Glendon and family, I am very sorry to hear about your loss. I have always remembered how loving and caring you both were to myself and my family when I was growing up. The light of Jesus Christ shone through both of you. Thank you both for that. Justin Corder and Family

  5. Glendon and Family, We are truly shocked and saddened at the your loss of Ruth. A truly beautiful woman who inspired everyone she met. I will never forget our years together at the Auction center. Heaven is receiving an Angel.
    God bless you all.
    Terry and Linda Marguth

  6. Glendon and family She will be missed by so many. My prayers are with a heavy heart for all of you. You will all be in my thaughts.

  7. Ron and Sandy Mannz

    Glendon and family, just wanted to say what a Beautiful and meaningful funeral you had for our dear Ruth. Everyone participating did such a great job honoring her. Dennis did a phenomenal job playing the keyboard, and Nate, of course sang beautifully. Your grandson was entertaining and was such a good speaker. Our Pastor Nate made people comfortable with his loving remembrances, and talking about Ruths personality. Your son in law is an excellent speaker, good job.

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