Ruth Pilgrim


April 13, 1923 - Sept. 1, 2012



Ruth Pilgrim, of Oconomowoc passed away on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at the age of 89 years. She was born April 13, 1923, in Chicago to Melvin and Daisy Bridges.


She married the Rev. Richard Pilgrim on July 9, 1949. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband on May 12, 2008.


She is survived by her loving children; Joanne (Kurt) Fischer, Rebecca (James) Antrim, Barbara Pilgrim, John (Carol) Pilgrim; grandchildren Sarah Fischer, Katie (Aaron) Jeffcoats, Stephen Fischer, Caren Pilgrim, and great grandchild Lucy Jeffcoats.


Ruth was a member of the Methodist Handbell Choir, former Girl Scout leader for 28-plus years, Conference officer State of Wisconsin for United Methodist Women and historian for their history, graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Ill., with a Bachelor of Science degree and published author of “We Shall Go Forth.”


Friends may visit from 10 a.m. until the memorial service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 28 S. Church St., Oconomowoc, WI 53066.


Memorials are appreciated to United Methodist Women Wisconsin Conference or Three Pillars Masonic Community.


Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family. For more information, call 262-567-4459 or visit online at www.schmidtandbartelt.com