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Betty Ruth (Mallon) Bauge

March 19, 1932 ~ December 17, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Betty Ruth Bauge Obituary

Betty Ruth (Mallon) Mann-Bauge, 91. of Iowa Falls went to share eternal life with Jesus Sunday, December 17, 2023. Visitation with a public viewing will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 pm Wednesday, December 27, 2023 at the Linn’s Funeral Home, 1521 Washington Avenue, Iowa Falls. A celebration of Betty Ruth’s life will be held following the visitation at 3:30 pm with Pastor T.J. Norman officiating. Memorials may be directed to the family ℅ Betty Ruth Bauge Memorial, Linn’s Funeral Home, 1521 Washington Avenue, Iowa Falls, Iowa 50126.
Betty Ruth Mallon was born March 19, 1932, to Lawrence Rufus and Thelma Catherine (Cook) Mallon at their home in Hampton, Iowa. She graduated Hampton High School Class of 1950. Throughout Betty Ruth’s life she enjoyed the love of dance starting at age four and half than perfected her dance abilities by taking lessons from Rose Lorenz studio in Des Moines. She performed and was an equal partner with Dean Diggins at many dance events. Betty Ruth continued her talent by teaching dance (tap/ballet) to numerous children in the Iowa Falls area and presenting full production dance recitals at Ellsworth Community College Auditorium. Betty later joined General Publishing & Binding Company, where she typed church cookbooks and family histories, her initials still can be found inside the cover of many old books.
In 1953 Betty Ruth married Neil D. Mann and of that marriage two children were born; Randall and Jolaine.
Becoming widowed after a truck accident caused the death of Neil, in 1968: Betty Ruth devoted herself to her children by traveling, camping and taking up the hobby of roller skating. At the Iowa Falls Roller Rink she met Robert E. Bauge a former schoolmate and in 1975 they were united in marriage and she welcomed his eight children into her family unit. After 21 years of marriage, Robert was involved in a traffic accident, and left her widowed for a second time.
Betty Ruth enjoyed reading history, the movie; The Wizard of Oz, helping organize her High School class reunions and also spending time traveling with her daughter and celebrating each Super Bowl with her son. Her favorite team was the Chicago Bears (duh bears!)
Left to remember her words of wisdom are son: Randall (Kim) Mann of Mason City; daughter: Jolaine (Mike) Sweiger of Des Moines; Grandchildren: Bryan (Lexi) Mann; Keith (Jordan) Mann of Mason City; Jason (Heather) Monaghan of West Des Moines; Jeremy (Laura) Monaghan of Mason City; Jilaine (Casey) Freeman of Indianola; Great-Grandchildren: Laina, Caitlin, Bee, Calan, Isaac, Olin, Eleri, Lucas & Audra. Extended family: daughters: Valorie Bonk; Vicky (Ken) Yeomans; Robbin (Dennis) Elsberry, all of Grundy Center; sons: Timothy Bauge of Oklahoma; Mike (Kathy) Bauge; Kevin (Fran) Bauge, all of Silver City, Iowa; Charles Bauge of Malvern, Iowa; and 15 extended grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her grandparents: Carl and Ethel Lena Cook, parents, husbands Neil Mann and Robert Bauge, Grandsons: Anthony (Tony) Mann: Brooks Mann; daughter of love: Lisa J. Olson ; and her favorite Aunt & Uncle: Ruth & Louie Rule.
A time of fellowship with the family will be held immediately following the service. Family will proceed to Lindenwood Cemetery, Geneva, Iowa the following day for burial.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
December 27, 2023

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Linn's Funeral Home and Monument Sales
1521 Washington Ave.
Iowa Falls, IA 50126

Celebration of Life
Wednesday
December 27, 2023

3:30 PM
Linn's Funeral Home and Monument Sales
1521 Washington Ave.
Iowa Falls, IA 50126

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