Ruth Anne Bacon, 77, of Coggon, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, August 29, 2021, at her home. She was
born on June 2, 1944, in Coggon, the daughter of Clyde and Mary Maude (Cornell) Dunlap. She was raised
and educated in the Coggon area.
On April 9, 1961, Ruth was united in marriage to Marlowe Bacon at Peace Lutheran Church in Ryan.
Three daughters were born to this union. Together the couple farmed near Coggon.
Ruth enjoyed sewing and taught several classes at Kirkwood Community College. She was a caregiver to
family and friends. Ruth started the Faith Mission Shop in Coggon. During the 1970’s and 80’s, she wrote
her column, “Farm Wife”, for the Delaware County Leader. Ruth enjoyed baking and gardening. She spent
many hours canning produce from her garden. Ruth loved her family and enjoyed spending time with
Survivors include her three daughters, Inez (Scot) Gronewold of Olin, Dana (Joseph) Pasker of
Manchester, and Renee (Barry) Francois of Coggon; seven grandchildren, John (Jamie) Gronewold,
Amanda (Don) Kintzle, Danielle (Lucas Pederson) Hutchinson, Sarah (Justin) Rieken, Joseph (Kara)
Pasker, Braxton (Zach) Weber, and Breanna (Cameron Nesler) Milburn; 12 great-grandchildren, with one
on the way; four siblings, Curtis (Linda) Dunlap of Manchester, Vivian Thompson of New Mexico, Wendy
Dunlap of Muscatine, and Wanda (Dave) Klaren of Hopkinton; and many nieces and nephews.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Marlowe in 2009; seven brothers, Kenneth,
Craig, Anthony, Clyde Jr., Kevin, Terry, and Ricky; and one sister, Sandra Dunlap.
Online condolences may be sent to www.leonard-mullerfh.com.
Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m., on Thursday, September 2, 2021, at the United Parish Church in Coggon,
Iowa, with Pastor Sharon Andersen officiating.
Visitation: 3:00 to 8:00 p.m., on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in
Manchester. Friends may also call from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the church on Thursday.
Interment: Coggon Cemetery – Coggon, Iowa