Ruth M. Stenz

Oct. 5, 1922 - March 24, 2012

Ruth M. Stenz (nee Schiek), formerly of Genesee, passed away peacefully early Saturday, March 24, 2012. Ruth was born Oct. 5, 1922.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 68 years, Robert.

Ruth is the loving mother of John (Anne) Stenz, Patricia (Michael) Van Buren, Mary (Charles) Loeser, Theresa (Steven) Conners and Aimee (Rudy) Petrovsky, and the proud grandmother of 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She is lovingly survived by her sister-in-law, Eunice Thessin, and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

The family would like to express a very special thank-you to ProHealth Hospice and all of their staff that helped with Ruth’s care. Also, a special thanks to Dr. Federico Sanchez and Dr. Gerald Berman for their compassionate care of Ruth.

Visitation will be held from from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, March 30, at Becker Ritter Funeral Home, 14075 W. North Ave., Brookfield. Visitation continues from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Mass of Christian burial Saturday, March 31, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 822 N. East Ave., Waukesha, followed by interment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Waukesha.

Memorials to Marquette University High School or St. Joseph’s Catholic Church are appreciated.

Becker Ritter Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 782-5330 or visit online at