Ruth J. Brackett (nee Scheible)

May 29, 1925 - April 13, 2008

Ruth J. Brackett (nee Scheible), 82, joined her husband in heaven Sunday, April 13, 2008, shortly after his passing Saturday, April 5, 2008. They had celebrated 53 years of marriage. She was born May 29, 1925, in Racine, the daughter of the late John and Angeline (nee Sippel) Scheible.

Ruth was a graduate of the William Horlick High School Class of 1943. On Nov. 16, 1954, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Racine, she was united in marriage to Marvin Brackett. Ruth was a guidance counselor secretary at William Horlick High School for 20 years, retiring in 1987. She was a lifelong active member at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and a charter member of the St. Ann Joachim Society. She served as secretary and treasurer of the Catholic Knights Insurance Society Branch 202 for 38 years, as secretary of the St. Catherine’s Guild and belonged to the Women of the Moose. She volunteered at the St. Vincent De Paul Food Pantry. She enjoyed crocheting, traveling and playing cards. Above all, she was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother who will be dearly missed.

Surviving are her three children, Pamela (Frank) Kopecky of Waukesha, Mark (Carolyn) Brackett of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Susan (Robert) Quadracci of Waukesha; nine grandchildren, Ashley, Melissa and Kaileigh Brackett, Blaine and Nikki Kopecky and Luke, Jena, Leah and Sara Quadracci; sisters, Virginia (Donald) Hauch of Florida; sister-in-law, Dorothy Scheible of Green Bay; brother-in-law, Charles Goebel of Waupun; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Marie and Marcella, and her brothers, Herbert and Bernard.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Mass of Christian burial Friday, April 18, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 1533 Erie St., with the Rev. John D. Aiello officiating. Entombment will follow at Calvary Garden Crypts.

Memorials to Avalon Square, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church or VITAS Hospice have been suggested.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staffs at Avalon Square and VITAS Hospice for their loving and compassionate care.

Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home, 634-7888, is serving the family.