In Memory of

Ruth Jacobson-Allen

January 16, 1939 - July 22, 2021
From: Aurelia, IA

Ruth J. Gange, the daughter of Alfred and Pearl (Odle) Gange was born January 16, 1939 in Mellette, SD.  She attended school in Redfield, SD.  Ruth was united in marriage to Robert Dale Jacobson in Huron, SD.  To this union, three children were born; Wayne Allan, Sandra Lou and Michael Harold.  Robert passed away in 1990.

 Ruth married Robert Allen in 1996.  They made their home in rural Aurelia.  Ruth was a bookkeeper for many years at Motor Parts Sales and retired in 1997.  She was an active member at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in which she was a Christ Care Equipper, Lay visitor to nursing home residents, Elderly Peer Counselor and involved in several ladies groups at church including Shepherds Heart.   Ruth was also a Hospice volunteer. 

 Ruth enjoyed camping, traveling, golfing, reading and mahjong.  She was a proud mom, grandma, and great-grandma.  Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.

 On July 22, 2021, Ruth passed away peacefully at Accura Healthcare in Cherokee, IA after a brief illness at the age of 82.  She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband, Robert, sister Gloria Johnson; brother-in-law Allan Johnson; brother-in-law Clifford Wipf; brother-in-law Raymond Long; brother Robert Gange; nephew Danny Gange; and step son-in-law Jason Sammons.

 Ruth is survived by her husband, Robert; three children, Wayne (Brenda) Jacobson; Sandra (Mark) Wold; Michael (Cara) Jacobson; two step-daughters, Jennifer Sammons and Heidi (Ryan)Woltman; Grandchildren: Erica (Kyle) Schultz, Ethan (Marissa) Jacobson, Nathaniel (Jessica) Wold, Tiffany Wold, Tonia Wold, Carter Jacobson, Ashlee Sammons, Colton Woltman and Bethany Woltman; Great-Grandchildren: Ava Feldick, Landon Wold, Mason Jacobson, Evelyn Wold, Waylon Wilson, Juliana Jacobson, Audra Schultz, Mila Wilson, and Anya Schultz; brother, Lloyd (Norma) Gange, sister Rosetta Long, sister-in-law Debbie Gange, sister Corinne Wipf, sister Barbara (Skip) Martin, step-sister Beverly (John) DeFranco; many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Tribute Video
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 26, 2021, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee.
Pastor Jean Morse
Public visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Sunday, with family present at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee.
Oak Hill Cemetery
Cherokee, Iowa


Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 12:32 PM
“So very sorry for your loss! May you find comfort in the memories you treasure most! With love, Stacy and Jenny 💞”
- Jenny Sassman
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 12:32 PM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May our Lord wrap His loving arms around you and give you strength. ”
- Duane and Nancy Medick
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 12:32 PM
“Our deepest condolences to you Bob, Wayne, Sandy, Mike and all family. God received a great, faithful spirit and we received a kind strong angel to watch over of us. Our thoughts and prayers are continually with you all. Though miles separate us please know We love you. ”
- Dave & Diane Wyrick
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 12:32 PM
“Deepest Sympathy to the families of Ruth, may she rest in peace..”
- Duane Mummert
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 12:32 PM
“My deepest condolances to all of your families prayers ababandoned thoughts are with al, of you RIP Ruthie”
- Carole Manzie-Burt
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 12:32 PM
“Sending sympathy, thoughts, and prayers to the Jacobson family. Such a wonderful mom you were blessed with.”
- Jennifer Lockwood
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 12:32 PM
“Our sincere condolences to you Bob and family. We will always remember our fun times in Cherokee and visits in Arizona. May you draw comfort through your faith, family and friends. She is in Gods loving arms.”
- Keith and Linda Julch
Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 6:25 PM
“Bob and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Aunt Ruth was a special person and will be missed. My prayers are for God to provide comfort to all and assurance that she is in a better place. ”
- Debbie and Rick Satlak
Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 6:25 PM
“Ruth will be missed here but we know that we will be reunited with her in heaven. Her loving heart is an example to the world of a child of God who lived her faith. Our hearts go out to all who were touched by her.”
- Pastor Jane and Presley Johnston
Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 6:25 PM
“We are so sorry for your loss. May you feel The Lord’s arms around you!! Love, Lynn & Robert Tevis”
- Lynn Tevis
Friday, July 23, 2021 at 1:10 PM
“Ruth is physically gone, but her spirit will live on through all the lives she has touched.”
- Charlie and MariLou McCormic
Friday, July 23, 2021 at 1:10 PM
“So sorry for your loss she was a beautiful woman loved Aunt Ruth so very much she will be dearly missed prayers to all of you.”
- Rick and Cindy Larson
Friday, July 23, 2021 at 8:52 AM
“Bob, we are so sorry to hear about Ruth. You're in our thoughts.”
- Barbara and Dar Evans
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