Ruth G. Schmalz

June 19, 1910 - August 19, 2006

Ruth G. Schmalz, 96, of Waukesha, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2006 at Linden Grove in Waukesha.

She was born June 19, 1910 in Sheboygan, the daughter of Arthur and Erna (nee Mahnke) Zurheide.

Ruth was an avid gardener and loved to bake and cook for her family.

Ruth will be sadly missed by her daughter Sandra (David) Nettesheim of Menomonee Falls; her grandchildren George Schmalz III, Susie Gilpatrick, Dave Nettesheim Jr., Debra Newgard, Duane Nettesheim, Gary Schmalz Jr., Candy Brannick, Reza Thompson, Tim, Tina and Kelly Schmalz; and 15 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by a sister Blanch Luhman of Watertown and a brother-in-law Edward Diner of Sheboygan.

Preceding her in death are her parents; husband George Michael Schmalz Sr.; her sons George, Gary and Gale Schmalz; granddaughter Karen Schmalz; brother Adolf Zurheide; and sisters Viola Wagner and Gertrude Diener.

A visitation will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd. until the 11 a.m. funeral service. The Rev. Bryan O’Connor will officiate.

Burial will is at Prairie Home Cemetery. Memorials in Ruth’s name can be directed to the American Heart Association, 660 E. Mason St. Suite 200, Milwaukee, WI 53202. The family would like to thank the doctors and care givers for the exceptional care given to Ruth and her family.

For more information, call Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 542-6609 or visit www.waukeshafuneralhome.com for online obituaries, directions or condolences.