Ruth Nienow

Ruth Nienow, 85, of Summit, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2012, surrounded by her family.

Ruth is survived by her children, Gail (Thomas) Rosenthal of Vonore, Tenn., John (Trish) Nienow of Green Bay, Janice (Mike) Evans of Ixonia, Rex (Heidi) Nienow of Westfield, Peggy (Randy) Gagliano of Mayville, Tammi (John) Olson of Palmyra and Polly (Dana) Turner of Knoxvile, Iowa; grandchildren, John Jr., Michelle, Rex Jr., Cory, David, Jacquelyn, Shawn and Autumn Ruth; great-grandchildren, Karlie, Riley, Ava, Caleb, Aiden, Jude and Lexi; along with other relatives and friends.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Waldemar Nienow “Wally,” and daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Curt Stefan.

Private services were held for the family.

Ruth loved spending time on the lake and fly fishing. In her free time, she enjoyed spending time with her family playing board games, cards or dining at their favorite restaurants. Ruth also liked rummage sales and crocheting. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be deeply missed by her family, but she will live forever in their hearts.
Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 567-4457 or visit