Ruth M. Sugden (nee Buttles)
Aug. 17, 1917 April 24, 2016

Ruth M. Sugden (nee Buttles) of Mukwonago passed away peacefully on April 24, 2016, at the age of 98.

She was the loving mother of Nancy (Jorgen May) of Muskego, James Sugden of Madison and Tricia (Keith Ruzicka) of Milton; proud grandma of Kevin (Lisa) May and Karen (Mike) Amann; and great-grandma of Madison and Lauren May. She is further survived by other relatives and friends.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, James J. Sugden Jr., on October 5, 2014.

Ruth loved raising chickens and selling eggs on her family farm.

Private family burial will be held.

The family would like to thank the staff at Elder Care Cottages in Waterford and Grace Hospice for the loving care they provide for Ruth.

Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Services in Mukwonago is serving the family. For more information, call 262-363-7126 or visit online at