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Ruth  Robb

Ruth Robb

December 31, 1929 - November 23, 2023


  • Date: November 26, 2023
  • Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Schroeder Funeral Homes - Northwood, Iowa

Funeral Service

  • Date: November 27, 2023
  • Time: 10:30 a.m.
  • Location: Northwood United Methodist Church - Northwood, Iowa


  • Location: Sunset Rest Cemetery - Northwood, Iowa

Margaret Ruth (Schaub) Robb passed away on November 23, 2023. She was born December 31, 1929 at Mercy Hospital in Mason City Iowa to Earl and Margaret (Wright) Schaub. Ruth graduated from Northwood High School in 1947 and worked at the telephone office in Northwood as an operator in 1946 and 1947. She attended college at UNI and taught school in Carpenter and Worth county rural schools. Ruth was later employed at the Northwood Kensett school system holding many positions, but retiring as superintendent/board secretary. Ruth served as secretary of the Iowa Association of school business officials and state secretary of the school board secretary association. She was the Worth County Fair Manager for several years, a Cub Scout leader, played women’s fast pitch softball, a member of Rebecah’s circle, Eastern Star, Worth county chorus, and sang in the church choir for 70 years. Ruth also earned her private pilots license in 1975 and flew a small plane for many years. Ruth married Albert Robb on November 23, 1949 at the Northwood Methodist church. They had five children, Julie Robb, Penny Robb, Dan (Julie) Robb, Mary (CK) Christianson and Tracy (Jeannie) Robb. Visitation will be from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 26, 2023 at Schroeder Funeral Home in Northwood. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, November 27, 2023 at the United Methodist Church in Northwood, with burial at Sunset Rest Cemetery. Ruth is survived by her children, grandchildren Michael (Kari) Mogk, Bryan (Micki) Christianson, Isaac (Kelly) Mogk, Bradley (Jennie) Christianson, Calsee (Ben) Hendrickson, Kerby (Chris) Helgeson, Tyson (Stephanie) Robb, and Jacob Robb. She is also survived by numerous great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren, step-great and step great-great-grandchildren along with many nieces & nephews. She is also survived by a brother, Jim Schaub. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, brothers Roger Schaub in infancy, Russell Schaub, & Kenneth Schaub.


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Wesley Willand

November 28, 2023 - 7:59 PM

I remember Ruth Robb! I am thankful for her life and sharing with me...the gift of aviation! For it was her that offered me an airplane flight a long, long time ago from the grass airfield at Northwood Airport. Though my age was in the single digits the impression of "slipping the surly bonds of Earth" lasted. I graduated Northwood-Kensett HS and embarked on a career 26-year career in the USAF. Where I maintained several different aircraft. When I recall that first flight, it ignited in me a life of service and of flight. Mrs. Robb, " the skies on laughter-silvered wings; sunward you climb, and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds-and done a hundred things you have not dreamed of-wheeled and soared and swung High in the sunlit silence. Thank you for your mentorship. Respectfully, Wesley

Pat Goddard Muehl

November 27, 2023 - 8:03 PM

I was blessed to know Ruth for many decades. First as a teenager when the Jaspers and I rode our horses next door. Sometimes we would rescue skydivers from your corn field. Then as a teammate on the VFW softball team. I was only in high school and Ruth was a wonderful athlete and fun person! Then as an adult when she co-owned a plane with my mom. And finally in her later years as I made numerous trips to Northwood. Heaven has gained an angel and we have lost a kind, patient, caring, intelligent woman that I've admired for 60 years. RIP Ruth.

Paul @Donna Butler

November 27, 2023 - 7:33 PM

Sorry for your loss ! Prayers to your family!

Rozena Rydstrom

November 27, 2023 - 6:55 PM

Thoughts and many prayers for my awesome Aunt Ruth. 🦋🦋🦋

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