Ruth Lorraine Rice Maegli
Oct. 25, 1923 – Sept. 20, 2012
Ruth Lorraine Rice Maegli of Oconomowoc passed away
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, at age 88.
She was born Oct. 25, 1923, in Pelican Lake, the 11th of
14 children. In 1941, she graduated from Rhinelander
High School. She moved to Milwaukee in 1942 and helped
with the war effort until attending Alverno College in
1946. She married William R. Maegli in 1951 and together
they had eight beautiful children and seven
Ruth loved games of chance, a good bargain, flowers and
family. She enjoyed Brewers games, Irish music, card
games and just being a mom. She continuously opened her
heart and helped others.
May God be with you.
She is survived by her children: Mary Catherine Maegli
of Kansas City, Kan.; William A. (Ruth) Maegli of
Milwaukee; Patrick (Margaret) Maegli of Delafield; James
R. Maegli of Butler; Michael J. Maegli of Waukesha; Jay
P. Maegli of Milwaukee; Ann Marie Johnson of Oconomowoc;
and Christopher J. (Sandy) Maegli of Oconomowoc. She is
further survived by her grandchildren: Daniel, Trish,
Cassie, Nora, Jason, Sarah and Ben; and other relatives
She was preceded in death by her husband, William, in
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 3 p.m. TODAY,
Wednesday, Sept. 26, at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church,
120 Nashotah Road, Delafield. Visitation will be at the
church from 1 p.m. until the time of Mass.
Evert-Luko, 170 Warren Ave., Hartland, is serving the
family. For more information, call 262-367-2156 or visit