Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home
Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home

Ruth M. Rohlfs


Ruth M. Rohlfs, 90, of Hartsburg, passed away May 5, 2016 at The Christian Village surrounded by her loving family.

Visitation will be from 5-7 PM Monday, May 9, 2016 at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home, Lincoln. Funeral services will be at 10 AM Tuesday, May 10, 2016also at the funeral home with Pastor Larry Crawford officiating. Burial will follow at Hartsburg Union Cemetery.

Ruth was born July 17, 1925 in Mason City, IL., the daughter of Ira and Maude (Brockton) Jones. She married Merle Rohlfs on October 4, 1945. He preceded her in death on January 24, 2013.

Mrs. Rohlfs loved to garden. She was a mother to many and accepted anyone who needed love and guidance. She retired from Lincoln Developmental Center where she shared her love and guidance with the residents and fellow staff members for many years. She enjoyed spending time with her family and was especially fond other grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was affectionately referred to as the Queen by her husband and family. Ruth enjoyed listening to gospel music, especially the Gaither Vocal Band. She was an avid Cubs baseball fan.

Surviving are her children: Debra Lee Beekman (Don) of Emden, Timothy L. Rohlfs (Nancy) of Mackinaw, Markita Rohlfs of Hartsburg, and Brett Rohlfs (Jennifer) of St. Joseph; 8 grandchildren: Derek Rohlfs, Craig Rohlfs, Brandon Beekman, Blake Beekman, Chynna Farmer, Willow Krumwiede, Nadra Rohlfs, and Jude Rohlfs; 10 great grandchildren; sister Mary Jane Nehmelman of Mason City and brother John Jones (Edna) of Mason City.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Merle, brothers Paul Jones, Herbert Jones, Jack Jones, and Kenneth Jones and her sister Virginia Hovey.

Memorial donations may be made to Hartsburg Fire and Rescue and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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