Ruth A. Monroe

Nov. 6, 1940 - Nov. 12, 2005

Ruth A. Monroe (nee Bahr), 65, of Hartland, died Nov. 12, 2005, at AngelsGrace Hospice in Oconomowoc.

She was born in Dousman on Nov. 6, 1940, to Charles W. and Ethel C. (nee Zick) Bahr. She married John T. Monroe on April 6, 1963.

Ruth is survived by her husband, John; children, Mark (Debbie) Monroe of Oconomowoc, Lori (Mark) Fricke of Green Bay, Judy (Mark) Mathews of the town of Merton and Amy Monroe of Milwaukee; grandchildren, Dustin and Lucas Monroe, Alicia, Jamie and Danny Fricke and Mitchell Mathews; brothers, Charles (Janet) Bahr Jr. and Robert (June) Bahr; sisters, Ethel Mae Dehnart, Florence (Jack) Casper, Sharon (Nelson) Hough, and Joyce Bahr. She is further survived by many relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Bette Leair, Marjorie Stallman and Marlyn Ransom; and her brothers, Raymond Bahr and Kenneth Bahr.

Ruth enjoyed her 29 years of employment at Snyder Insurance, where she was actively involved in community events such as the annual golf outing, Relay for Life, the United Way campaign and various other functions. Ruth touched many lives through her work with associates, clients and community members.

Ruthís life was centered on her family, whether she was organizing a family reunion, getting together with her siblings or spending time with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed many different sports, including softball and football, and she was a life-long Brewers fan. Ruth loved swimming and spending the day at the beach, whether in the lakes of Wisconsin or the beaches of Florida. She was known for her famous cutout cookies and other delicious desserts.

The family wishes to express its sincere gratitude to the staff at AngelsGrace Hospice for the kind and loving care extended to Ruth and her family during her stay.

Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, with service directly following at Our Saviorís Lutheran Church, W299-N5782 County Road E, Hartland. Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at LaBelle Cemetery, 700 E. Grove, Oconomowoc.

Memorials may be given to AngelsGrace Hospice, the American Cancer Society or Our Saviorís Lutheran Church in Hartland.

Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm-Kruetzmann Funeral Home in Oconomowoc, 567-4459, is serving the family.