In loving memory of

Ruth Pauline Janowski
February 16, 1992 - February 1, 2020

MUSCATINE, Iowa - Ruth Pauline Janowski, 27, passed away on Saturday, February 1, 2020, at the University of Iowa Hospitals, peacefully surrounded by numerous family and friends.

A Celebration of Ruth's Life will be held from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at the Rendezvous Banquet Facility, 3127 Lucas Street, Muscatine. Ruth's final wishes to be cremated were facilitated by the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home of Muscatine. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial gifts to the Muscatine Humane Society in Ruth's name. Online condolences:

Ruth was born February 16, 1992, in Muscatine, the daughter of Bernie and Sheila Jones Blaskowski. She married Ben Janowski on July 18, 2015, in Muscatine.

Ruth graduated from Muscatine Community College in 2013. She worked at Pizza Ranch in Muscatine, where she loved her job.

She loved animals, especially her cats, fish, and bearded dragon. Ruth loved shopping for fish and dreaming of the day she could talk her husband, Ben, into getting a dog. She enjoyed flowers, nature, and the outdoors. Ruth liked superheroes (she had a secret crush on Captain America) and cheesy 60's Science Fiction (Star Trek). She loved attending music concerts with Ben. Ruth loved exploring different craft beer breweries with Ben and their friends. She had an infectious smile that would light up any room. Ruth cared deeply about every person that she knew, selflessly giving of herself at any time. Her final act of organ donation was a reflection of her loving, caring nature.

Those left to honor her memory include her husband, Ben, of Muscatine; her parents, Bernie and Sheila Blaskowski, of Fruitland; six siblings, Bernard Blaskowski (Kelsie) and their children, Nevaeh and Avery, of Ft. Riley, Kansas, Faith Lane (Jake) and their child Enoch, of West Liberty, Christiana Tomkins (James), of Muscatine, George Blaskowski, of West Liberty, Letha Blaskowski, of West Liberty, and Tikvah Blaskowski, of Fruitland; in-laws, Brad and Jackie Janowski, of Minneapolis, Minnesota; sister-in-law, Jennifer Crumly, of Cedar Falls; brother-in-law, Nicolas Janowski, Minneapolis, Minnesota; and many dear friends and co-workers.

She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents.


Angie Davidson wrote on Feb 22, 2020:

"So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your families."

Nathan S. wrote on Feb 11, 2020:

"I meet Ruth at MCC while working on a play. She had an infectious personality. Always laughing and having a good time. I?m thankful to have meet her and I will miss how her smile could brighten anyone?s day. I?m deeply sorry for your loss Ben. We will pray for you all."

Lester Diehl wrote on Feb 6, 2020:

"I got to know Ruth when she catered for Pizza Ranch at MUSCO. It was absolutely impossible to not like Ruth from the first time you met her. She was a beautiful person inside and out. I am so sorry for the loss. "

Matthew Swanson wrote on Feb 5, 2020:

"To Ben and Family Im still very much shocked about Ruth's very sudden passing. She was a very nice and very kind person who would have done anything for anyone and she was a very sweet person and was very happy go lucky and always had a great and friendly smile on her face. My deepest heartfelt condolences and prayers are with Ben and the rest of family on both sides during this very difficult time "

Ronda wrote on Feb 5, 2020:

"All my sympathy to the family! Thoughts and prayers with you!"

Connie Cozad wrote on Feb 5, 2020:

"So sorry for your loss Sheila and Bernie and the rest of the family. I remember how much fun Ruth was when we went to Israel. She was very sweet and I know will be missed my all who knew her You are all in my prayers Connie Cozad"

Dalia Haugen wrote on Feb 5, 2020:

"May God?s grace help to ease your pain. "

Pam wrote on Feb 5, 2020:

"My thoughts and prayers got out to you all ! May the good Lord be with you in this time "