Ruth Rakowski

Feb. 15, 1929 - March 13, 2006

Ruth Rakowski, 77, of Lake Mills, formerly of Mukwonago and Stevens Point, found peace Monday, March 13, 2006.

She was born Feb. 15, 1929, in Pulaski, the daughter of Ralph and Genevieve Woyak Sr.

Ruth attended St. Peter’s, St. Stanislaus and St. Joseph’s academies. On Sept. 4, 1948, she married Ervin M. Rakowski in St. Stanislaus Church. They settled in Milwaukee. She worked at Allis Chalmers for 30 years doing various jobs and retired in 1977, moving to Stevens Point. An RSVP volunteer at the Lincoln Center for 15 years, she headed the pinochle club.

She is survived by her daughters, Diane (Neal) Rasmussen and Anita (William) Widmann; her grandchildren, Eric Rasmussen, Lisa (Mike) Knetzner, W. Michael and Melissa Widmann and Alexandria Rakowski; and great-grandchildren, Ashley, Madeline and Noah Knetzner. She is further survived by four brothers, two sisters, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceding her in death are her husband, Ervin, who died in 1993, and her son, David Rakowski.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the noon funeral service Saturday, March 18, at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 W. Bluemound Road, Waukesha. Ruth will be cremated.

Church and Chapel Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 827-0659 or visit to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.