Ruth F.‘Ruthie’ Jarmuz (nee Schneeweis)

Ruth F. "Ruthie" Jarmuz (nee Schneeweis) of Waukesha, formerly of Milwaukee, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010, at Waukesha Springs at the age of 92.

Ruthie was a child of World War I. Born in 1918, she grew up in Milwaukee during the ’20s and ’30s. Ruthie, as everyone called her, worked hard all her life. Starting as a laundress in the Great Depression, she helped her family make it through those tough times. She worked into the 1940s when she saw her three brothers off to fight in World War II. In 1941, she married John, and they raised two children together after John returned from the service. Ruthie was not a quitter and she continued to raise a family and to work for GM at AC Delco, where she was one of the dedicated employees that helped put America on the moon in the Apollo mission of 1969, and she was proud of that. She retired from AC Delco in 1978 and enjoyed a long deserved retirement. Ruthie loved a good party and, thanks to her cooking and baking talents, she was famous for putting on a lavish table for her guests. She also loved her dogs and animals. Ruthie was always a strong supporter of the working person and their causes until Alzheimer’s took its toll on her health.

Ruthie is survived by her children, Barbara (Norm) Zimdars and Jerry (Carol) Jarmuz; grandchildren, Christine Charneske and Laura Jarmuz; and other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Ruthie was preceded in death by her husband, John; her beloved grandson, Craig Charneske; her father, Walter Schneeweis; mother, Rose; sister, Dorothy Aland; and brothers, Howard, Walter Jr., and Robert.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 11:30 a.m. funeral service Friday, Oct. 8, at the Wisconsin Memorial Park Family Center, 13235 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield. Entombment will be held at Wisconsin Memorial Park, Brookfield.

Memorial donations in Ruthie’s name are appreciated to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6130 W. National Ave., Suite 200, Milwaukee, WI 53214; or to the Humane Animal Welfare Society (HAWS), 701 Northview Road, Waukesha, WI 53187.

Ruthie’s family would like to send a special thank you to the staff of Oak Hill Terrace, Waukesha Springs, and Home and Hospice Advantage for the gentle care they extended to Ruthie.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com.