Ruth D. Coonan
Aug. 1, 1923 – Nov. 2, 2010
Ruth D. Coonan of Waukesha passed away Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, at the age
of 87. She was born Aug. 1, 1923, to Charles and Catherine Schmidt.
Ruth graduated from West Division High School in 1941. She married Donald
Coonan on June 1, 1946, at St. Michael’s Church in Milwaukee. Donald
preceded her in death in December 2003.
Ruth held various jobs at Harvester, the telephone company and Pfister
Hotel. She retired from Glendale schools as a lunch aide. She enjoyed
sewing, knitting, stitching, bowling, painting and going to her lake
cottage in Oconomowoc.
Ruth is survived by her son, James of La Crosse; daughter, Kathleen (Phil)
Bouche of Oconomowoc; and by grandchildren, Megan (Tim) and Patrick
(Holly). Ruth is also survived by a sister-in-law, Joan Coonan, and by her
adopted daughters, Laura and Janiece.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. Mass of Christian
burial Friday, Nov. 5, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 225 S. Hartwell
Ave., Waukesha. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.
The family wishes to extend special thanks to Dr. LeMabre and to Natalie
and to the staff at the Virginia Rehabilitation Center, Kim and Cindy, the
Caring Place and the staff at Hospice Advantage for the love and care
given to Ruth.
Church and Chapel Funeral Home is serving the family. For more
information, call 549-0659 or visit
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