Ruth H. Adams

Aug. 12, 1918 – Feb. 9, 2011

Ruth H. Adams of Waukesha died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at her residence at age 92. She was born Aug. 12, 1918, in North Lake, to Charles and Anna (nee Koester) Hoppe.

She had worked for Zillmer’s Office Supply. Ruth was a very active, longtime member of First Presbyterian Church, where she was a former deacon/elder and involved with many activities. Her love of birds led her to become a member of the Benjamin F. Goss Bird Club. She was a member of the Welsh Women’s Club and RSVP in Waukesha. For many years, Ruth was a volunteer at Old World Wisconsin and Retzner Nature Center.

She will be sadly missed by her daughters, Sharon A. Adams of Milwaukee and Lynn M. (Gustav) Bliese of Waukesha. She was the dear grandmother of Janet (Kory) Kraus of New Berlin, Faye (Mike Stoiber) Faust of Milwaukee, Jennifer (Charles) Satterstrom of Muskego and Matthew Bliese of Chicago and proud great-grandmother of Zachary Robert Kraus. She is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert "Bob" Adams, on March 1, 2007; brothers, Harry (Esther) Hoppe and Carl (Mabel) Hoppe; sister, Myrtle (Charles) Kind; and sisters-in-law, Joyce and Dora Hoppe.

Visitation will be held from noon until the 1 p.m. funeral service Tuesday, Feb. 15, at First Presbyterian Church, 810 N. East Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186. The Revs. Dee Talley and Don Clarke will be presiding. Entombment will follow at Prairie Home Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church (address above). For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com to leave an online tribute.