Ruth A. Wennesheimer (nee Turzinski)

Secular Franciscan Order

Ruth A. Wennesheimer (nee Turzinski), SFO, was called home by the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at age 85.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Agnes.

She is survived by her children, Mary Beth (Ed) Mills, Jill (Dave) Eustice, Sally (Rick) Graser, Bob Wennesheimer, Jean (Mark Metzger) Wennesheimer, Paul (Lynelle) Wennesheimer, Lisa Rude and Ann Bennett. She is further survived by 21 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

Ruthie was known best for her kind and giving nature. She loved knitting, crocheting and crafts of all kinds and shared her handiwork with family, friends and even strangers.

A memorial gathering will be held from noon until the 1 p.m. memorial Mass on Saturday, Dec. 10, at Queen of Apostles Catholic Church, N35-W23360 Capitol Drive, Pewaukee. Private entombment will be at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Memorials to the family are appreciated.

Krause Funeral Home, 414-464-4640, is serving the family. Visit online at for more information.