Ruth 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 www.stephensfuneralservice.com. 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.