IXONIA -- Jane E. Von Rueden, surrounded by her family, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, at the age of 83.

She was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Grace and Walter Snider. She was married to John Von Rueden on Aug. 6, 1955, and became a farmer and housewife. She adored the holiday season and enjoyed owls as they were her favorite animal.

She raised six children and will be greatly missed by Elizabeth (Tom) Krueger, John (Kelly), James (Beverly), Kathy (Dan) Hoffstrom, Margaret and Jeffrey; grandchildren, Lisa Woodard, Frank (Jenny) Schwefel, Amy (Scott) Matilla, John (Amber) Schwefel, Devin (Becca) Von Rueden, Nicole Von Rueden, Stephanie (Mitch) Priesgen, David Von Rueden, Robert (Stefanie) Von Rueden, Katrina (Kevin) Huettner, Cory Hoffstrom and Jason (Shelli) Hoffstrom; great-grandchildren, Cole, Chase, Ivy, Everett, Bode, Sophia, Rachel and Corbin.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister.

Special thanks to Betsy Lindsley and Hartson Funeral Home.