Ruth V. Knoebel

May 17 1920 June 2 2011

Ruth Knoebel died peacefully early Thursday, June 2, 2011, at Seasons Hospice in Waukesha at the age of 91. A Waukesha native, Ruth was born May 17, 1920 the daughter of Carl and Laura Leberman.

She attended Waukesha High School, worked briefly at Davis Greene Printing and lived her entire life in the city. Ruth was a longtime member of St. Joseph and St. Mary Catholic parishes.

Ruth will be sadly missed by her husband of 70 years, Charles Knoebel, retired conductor from the Milwaukee Road, and her two sons, the Rev. Thomas Knoebel, vice rector at Sacred Heart School of Theology in Hales Corners, and John Knoebel, a publishing executive of New York City. She is also survived by one sister, Pearl Stearns, and several nieces and nephews.

Ruth was preceded in death by her brother, longtime Waukesha Freeman employee Roy Leberman, and sisters Esther Redmond, Hazel Hopf and Harriet Bailey.

Ruth very much enjoyed the many long automobile trips she took with her husband throughout the United States. She will be remembered as a quiet, kind and loving person who was an excellent cook and deeply committed to her family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral Mass on Saturday, June 4, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 225 S. Hartwell Ave., Waukesha. Her son, the Rev. Thomas Knoebel, will preside. Burial will immediately follow the funeral Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, 1650 E. Broadway, Waukesha.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com to leave the family an online tribute message.