Ruth Zachow began her heavenly celebration Sunday, Sept-ember 3, 2017 in St. Louis Park. Funeral Services were held Friday, September 8, 2017 at The Assembly of God Church in Redwood Falls. Interment was in Crestlawn Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be sent at Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. Ruth Irene Zachow was born March 10, 1939 to Rudolph and Mabel Johnson of Redwood Falls, the fifth of six children. She grew up here and was united in marriage to Glendon Zachow October 5, 1956. They were blessed with three 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 Garnette 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 and Terry Armstrong, Leroy and Mindy Zachow, and Dawn and Kevin Jelley; grandchildren: Chad and Krista Armstrong, Brett and Ashly Armstrong, Amy Armstrong, Kip and Raelynn Armstrong, Christopher and Rashal Zachow, Stevi and Scott Breitman, Kynde Zachow, Katie and Travis Wiederien, Mikal and Rachael Jelley and Jocelyn and Joshua Coan and 23 great-grandchildren, two sisters: Dona Wiehr and Lois Olson, one brother Wilbur and Bernice Johnson and many other family who loved her.