Ruth, 84, passed away on January 12, 2017 at Taylor House in Des Moines. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, at Brooks South Town Chapel at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, at the chapel.
Ruth was born May 8, 1932 in Cass County, Iowa, to Albert and Florence (Nelsen) Clausen. She was united in marriage with Lowell “Jack” Large on November 13, 1955 at Luther Memorial Church in Des Moines. Ruth retired from the State of Iowa.
Ruth loved spending time with her family. She also liked to fish, visit Prairie Meadows, and park cars during the Iowa State Fair.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, Robert.
She will be missed by her husband, Jack; sons, Darwin (Kim) and Alan (Mary); grandchildren: Jill (Josh) Miller, Brett Large, Nicole Large, and Wesley Large; great-grandchildren: Karly, Brooke, and Jack; sisters, Marjorie, Harriet, and her twin sister, Ruby (Floyd).
Memorial contributions may be given to Luther Memorial Church or Taylor House.