Ruth Lydia Friesen

Sept. 15, 1925 - Aug. 28, 2011

Ruth Lydia Friesen of Waukesha passed away Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, to be reunited with her husband, Alfred, who she married Aug. 28, 1945.

Ruth was born Sept. 15, 1925, the fourth of nine children of the late Paul and Lydia Roeseler. Ruth missed celebrating her 86th birthday by 17 days.

She was the beloved mother of Judith (James) Crowley and James (Mary) Friesen; loving grandma of James (Tracy) Crowley, Jacqueline (Clark) Winter, Jennifer (Joel) Schneider, Charissa (Kyle) Knepper and Christopher Friesen; special great-grandma Jack and Ella Crowley and Isabelle and soon to be Baby Winter; and sister of Orva Neumann, Ardis Hermann, Orval Roeseler and Delmar Roeseler. She is further survived by other relatives and friends.

Ruth was preceded in death by her great-granddaughter, Angelina Winter; brothers, Elmer and Wilmer; and sisters, Margaret and Doris.

Ruth was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Waukesha for many years.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 300 Carroll St., Waukesha, with a funeral service 11 a.m. Interment will be at Prairie Home Cemetery, Waukesha.

The family would like to thank LindenGrove in Waukesha for the care given to their mother. They also would like to thank Seasons Hospice for their care and support.

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