Ruth Tallacksen Obituary

Ruth M. Tallacksen
Ruth M. Tallacksen

June 7, 1930 - February 27, 2006
Born in Rockford, IL
Resided in Des Moines, IA


Ruth M. Tallacksen, 75, of 555 5th Ave in Des Moines died at 10:57 pm on February 27, 2006 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. She was born June 7, 1930 in Rockford, IL to Ralph Benjamin and Mary Springer Tallacksen.

Ruth worked for many years at Dean Studio in Des Moines. She later worked at Northwest Hospital until their closing and then for McDonald’s at Merle Hay Mall, retiring in 2001.

For those who knew her, Ruth will be greatly missed. She never knew a stranger and had a ready smile and conversation for everyone.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Harry and Howard Tallacksen, George and Leroy Tallacksen in infancy and a sister, Mary Francis in infancy.

She is survived by brothers Harold (Mary Jane) Tallacksen, Ralph (Junior) Tallacksen, Frank (Eva) Tallacksen and Walter (Cookie) Tallacksen, all of Rockford, IL and sisters, Evelyn Tallacksen of Hot Springs, AR and Patricia (Red) Jones of Pocahontas, AR, and special friends, Jackie and John Evitts of Ottumwa, IA.

Per her wishes, Ruth’s body has been cremated and no funeral services are planned. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Ottumwa. Memorials may be made in her name to a charity of the donor’s choice.




Funeral Home
Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312