Ruth Ann Roggow

ALPHA – Memorial services for Ruth Ann Roggow, 84, of Alpha, will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at Union State Line Lutheran Church, Petersburg, with Pastor Nancy Isaacson officiating. Inurnment will be immediately following the service in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Petersburg Township, Jackson County.

Ruth Ann passed away Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Osterberg Funeral Home, Jackson, and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Union Stateline Church, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Minnesota or a charity of your choice.

Ruth Ann Roggow was born July 6, 1929, in Emmet County, Iowa, on the family farm. She was the daughter of Ernest and Hazel (Johnson) Moltzen. She graduated from Estherville High School in 1947 and went on to finish beauty school in Des Moines. She was united in marriage to Victor Roggow on Aug. 13, 1950, at Estherville Lutheran Church. Vic and Ruth Ann lived together on the Roggow homestead in Petersburg Township, Jackson County. In her working career, she worked at Natural’s and TSE, both in Jackson, along with farming with her husband. Ruth Ann passed away at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at the age of 84 years, 2 months and 28 days. Ruth Ann was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. Ruth Ann and Vic were members of the Union State Line Lutheran Church in Petersburg where she taught Sunday school for a number of years. She was a member of the Jackson American Legion and VFW Auxiliaries. She loved being with her Red Hat friends. A talent of hers was sewing her quilts among her family and friends. A passion of hers was playing 500 with her grandchildren, a skill she has successfully passed down to all of them. She cherished all the time she spent with her grandchildren and was known as “grandma on the farm” by all of them. She was an extremely generous and loving person who continuously put herself before others.

Ruth Ann is survived by her husband of 63 years, Vic Roggow of Alpha; three children, Timothy Roggow of Tucson, Ariz., Debra Danberry (Roggow) of Mound, Minn., and Michael (Carri) Roggow of Long Lake, Minn.; a niece, Janet Potter (Withers) who lived with Vic and Ruth Ann for several years; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Ruth Ann was preceded in death by her parents; Tim’s twin brother, Herman Ernest Roggow; and her sister, Mary Lampkin.

Blessed be the memory of Ruth Ann Roggow.