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Ruby Emma Jahn, 70 years young, passed away October 30, 2018 at her home in Brooklyn Park. She was born on July 10th, 1948 an only child to Reuben and Liles (Modrow) Finke in Minneapolis, MN. She attended Rockford High School and graduated with the Class of 1966. After completing her education, she joined the workforce where she would meet her future husband, Michael Jahn. They were joined in holy marriage on May 9th, 1986 at Discover Church in Brooklyn Park.

Ruby was passionate about her faith! Her love of Jesus showed in many ways, but none more than in her prayer life. She was an avid prayer warrior to all who needed prayer.

Spending time with Michael, as well as with family and friends was something that brought Ruby great joy. One of her favorite activities was shopping, and she never left a store empty handed. There was never a thrift store that she didn’t frequent looking for treasures and bargains.

Ruby also loved Christmas, Avon, watching Wheel of Fortune, and eating out at her favorite restaurants like Fat Nat’s and Baker’s Square.

To say that Ruby had style and class is an understatement. She was always color coordinated, right down to her matching nail polish! She’d often plan her outfits days or even weeks in advance. She enjoyed traveling with Michael to California where she shopped at the local flea markets, again looking for the best deals; and sitting outside enjoying the California sunshine visiting with family and friends.

Ruby is preceded in death by her parents, Reuben (Bud) and Liles Finke; gramma, Emma Vergin; and her cat, Dickens.

Ruby is survived by her husband of 32 years, Michael Jahn; daughters Kelly (Brian) Hohlen and Amber (Mark) Anderson; grandchildren – Matthew Hohlen, Molly (Joel) Ott, Brady Hohlen, Jake Anderson and Malory Anderson; and two special cats Guster and Storm Trooper. She is also survived by many other family members and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 6:00 PM with visitation one hour prior at Discover Church in Brooklyn Park, 1400 81st Ave. N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55444. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory are preferred to the American Diabetes Foundation, Discover Church in Brooklyn Park, MN or the National Kidney Foundation.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to The Peterson Chapel of Saint Michael, MN. Online condolences may be directed to

5 Guestbook Entries

  1. Jim and Anna Ellingsworth

    Michael, Kelly, Amber, and all the kids…
    My heart goes out to you at this time of loss. Ruby was more than just a friend and anyone that crossed her path would say the same I’m sure. I am sending many hugs, lots of thoughts, prayers, and sympathy. All my love to you all.
    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; love leaves a memory no one can steal.

  2. Deb

    Going to miss you my friend!

  3. Jonathan Giberson Jr.

    I’ll always remember the places you helped send me. Thank you and Love you always.

  4. Dawn Vandenheuvel

    I hope you knew how much it meant to Scott & I to have you and Michael as our prayer warriors in ministry. I’ll always think of you and love you as a sister. I am so glad we got to meet up in OK to visit. I’m going to miss you so much! Love you, my sister in Christ!

  5. Cousin Lois

    I remember all of the wonderful times playing as kids. You were younger than I but that didn’t deter our cousin connection. Then as the years passed and health issues came into my life and then yours the times together became more precious. Your faith in Jesus and your positive attitude towards your health struggles always inspired me. Will miss our telephone chats from time to time. I’m praying for the family you left behind. May God comfort and care for each one of you.


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