Ruth Valerie Rose Kalczynski (nee Berg)

Ruth Valerie Rose Kalczynski (nee Berg) of Waukesha passed away Sept. 28, 2014.

She was the loving mom of Scott (Martha), Richard (Sandy), Lynne (Tom) Seftar and Thomas (Barbara); proud grandma of Alexander, Chelsie, Courtney, Melissa, Ryan, Ericka, Heidi and Elizabeth; and great-grandma of Alexis, Bryce, Bear, Jeremrah, Nickalos, Lukus and Ashlynn Rose. She is also survived by her brother John Berg, other relatives and friends.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Edward; her dear parents, Anna and Walter Berg; brother Roland; sister Joyce; and beloved granddaughter Anne.

In her childhood, she loved living on the farm, milking and caring for her calves and shucking grain. Watching the threshing machine and being up in the silo spreading the silage were some of her favorite memories. Ruth graduated from Waukesha High School in 1946. She worked at Waukesha Memorial Hospital and Waukesha Motor Company.

Please join the family for an informal ceremony at Retzer Nature Center, S14W28167 Madison St., Waukesha, on Oct. 24, from 1PM to 4 PM with memories being shared at 2 PM.

Special thanks to Pro-Health Hospice and Angels-Grace Hospice.

Memorials to the family would be appreciated.