Ruth M. Skrepenski

May 13, 1929 - Jan. 9, 2009

Ruth M. Skrepenski of Mukwonago was born to eternal life Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at LindenGrove in Mukwonago. She was 79 years old.

Ruth was born in Manitowoc on May 13, 1929, the daughter of Charles and Emily (nee Drasner) Holsen. She was a 1947 graduate of Manitowoc Lincoln High School. On Jan. 20, 1951, she married Donald Skrepenski at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Manitowoc.

Ruth was former president of the Christian Mothers at St. James Catholic Church, Mukwonago, and a member of the American Legion Post No. 375 Women’s Auxiliary in Mukwonago. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Donald; her loving children, Michael (Doreen) Skrepenski of Eagle, Cathy Skrepenski of Mukwonago, Scott (Susan) Skrepenski of Waukesha and Sara (Dr. Steve) Miszkiewicz of Charlotte, N.C.; her cherished grandchildren, Eric Skrepenski, Rebecca Hoehle, Ramsey Skrepenski and Molly and Anna Miszkiewicz; and her dear brothers, Kenneth (Ruth) Holsen of Danville, Calif., and Jerry Holsen of Winter Haven, Fla. She is further survived by other relatives and friends.

Her parents and two brothers, Richard and Charles Holsen, preceded her in death.

A memorial visitation will be held from 4:30 p.m. until the time of a memorial service at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12, at the Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home, 315 Main St. (Highway ES), Mukwonago. The Rev. Rick Hartley will officiate. Private interment will be at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Union Grove.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Heart Association or to the American Diabetes Association are appreciated.

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