Ruby Toenjes Feb. 28, 1922-Aug. 17, 2017

Ruby Toenjes

     Ruby Toenjes, age 95, died Thursday Aug. 17, 2017 at the Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following an extended illness.

     Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello with interment in the Oakwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 until 6 p.m. Sunday at the Goettsch Funeral Home. Allan R. Christopherson will officiate at the services. Thoughts, memories and condolences may be left at

     Surviving are two children, Sandra (David) Brandt, Seattle, Wash., Douglas (Jan) Toenjes, Monticello; three grandsons, Ryan Toenjes, Todd and Cameron Brandt; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mildred Brewer. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Irvin and six siblings, Laverne Ambuehl, Erma Eby, Iola Hoffman, Edna Rebitch, Patricia Rhatigan and her twin sister, Joyce Robertson.

     Ruby Ann Ambuehl was born Feb. 28, 1922 at the John McDonald Hospital, Monticello, Iowa. She was the daughter of Andrew and Lena Etten, Ambuehl. Ruby attended Lovell Township School #1 and the Monticello Community High School. Ruby Ambuehl and Irvin Toenjes were married Jan. 10, 1940 at the German Reform Church Parsonage in Monticello. The couple farmed in Wayne Township near Anamosa. In 1967 the couple retired from farming and moved to Anamosa. Ruby worked at the Anamosa Hospital in the medical records department, as a nurse’s aide and in the Senior Day Care.

     Irvin preceded her in death on Oct. 16, 2005. 


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