Ruth Emily Dugan

Ruth Emily Dugan (nee Zwengel) of the town of Brookfield passed away May 18, 2006, at age 87.

Ruth was the beloved wife of the late Robert W. Dugan; loving mother of Ruth Mary Dugan Reid of Santa Monica, Calif., Robert M. (Barb) Dugan of Wales and Patricia (Albert) Dugan Dorsch of Shawano; cherished grandmother of Lizbeth (Greg) Davis, Crystal Reid, Jennifer (Jonathan) Nowlin, Desiree (Ben) Davis, Michele Dugan, Megan Dorsch and nine great-grandchildren; dear sister of Jane (Warren) Carity; aunt of William Carity, Michael Carity and Cathy Carity Esselstyn.

Ruth is further survived by other relatives and friends.

Ruth graduated from Marquette University in 1940 with a bachelorís of philosophy in journalism. She ran several businesses with her husband Robert. Ruth also was very active in art societies and was past president of the Wisconsin Water Color Society.

Visitation is Friday, May 26 at St. Lukeís Church, 18000 W. Greenfield Ave., from 9:30 a.m. until the Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m., followed by graveside services at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Becker Ritter Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call the funeral home at 782-5330. For sympathy expressions and directions visit online at