Karen S. Ruehl (nee Ash)

Nov. 30,1948 - May 16, 2008

Karen S. Ruehl (nee Ash) passed away peacefully Friday, May 16, 2008, at age 59 surrounded by her loving family. Karen had fought a long, courageous battle with cancer.

She was a longtime employee of River Hills West Health Care Center.

Karen was the loving wife of Donald; loving mother of Teresa (Jay) Klawitter, Laura (Brian) Sullivan and Robert Kline; grandma of Hannah, Ella and Brianna; and sister of Jim (Barb) Ash, Kathleen (Art) Gruenwald, Pat Ash, Barb (Dave) Krumenacher, Bill (Donna) Ash, Mark Ash (Marc Power), Nancy (Alvin) Jones, Tom (Karen) Ash, John Ash, Mary (Rob) Capello and Mike Ash. Karen will also be missed by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Agnes Ash.

Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until the 4 p.m. memorial service Saturday, May 24, at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 W. Bluemound Road (at highways J and JJ, four blocks south of Interstate 94), Waukesha.

Church and Chapel Rudolph-Larsen Bros. Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 549-0659 or visit to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.