Ruthe K. Schwamb

Ruthe K. Schwamb, nee Kraemer, 81, of Sun City, Calif., passed out of this life on July 20, 2005 at Menifee Valley Medical Center in Sun City.

Ruthe was born May 15, 1924 in Rock-field, to the late Edward and Leona (nee Kasten) Kraemer.

She graduated from West Bend High School in 1942 and worked at Allis Chalmers in Milwaukee until 1945.

Ruthe was a member of St. Peterís United Church of Christ. It was there that she met Harold Schwamb, at an ice cream social. That meeting turned to marriage on Aug. 3, 1946.

In just 14 more days, that marriage would have been 59 years of love and happiness.

Ruthe was a long-time member of a homemakers group, and a medical assistant for several doctors for many years.

She taught Sunday school and was an official Red Cross worker with Lavern Behrend and Wanda Braden in the school system.

Ruthe also enjoyed camping with their trailer, fishing, traveling and bowling.

Her greatest enjoyment was gardening, especially flowers. Her favorite flowers being roses in Sun City.

Preceding Ruthe in death was one adopted son, Fredric, at age 41 in Pocatello, Idaho.

She leaves her husband, Harold; a sister, Gladys (Ray) Hron; a brother, Gordon (Karen (nee Peil)) Kraemer; nieces and nephews; other very special relatives, and dear friends.

A memorial service to honor Ruthe will be held at St. Peterís Church, 2800 Pioneer Road, Richfield,on Saturday, May 20, at 2:30 p.m.

The Rev. Howard Kusler will officiate, and inurnment will take place in Washington County Memorial Park in West Bend at a later date.

Visitation with family and friends will be held on Saturday from 2 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 2:30 p.m. at the church only.

Memorials to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated. These memorials will give credit to the cancer support group that met once a week in Hemet, Calif. They called their group "Still Kickin" and in the last years "Relay for Life."

Ruthe really enjoyed the support group and was grateful for it. She didnít like to miss a meeting.

Please no flowers.

Harold would like to invite their dear relatives and friends to a reception at Heidelís in Jackson following the memorial service on Saturday, celebrating Rutheís life and the wonderful person so many people hold deep within their hearts.

She will be greatly missed and will always be remembered because she was so well loved.

Harold would also like to extend his sincere appreciation for the wonderful care and support that was offered to Ruthe by all the staff at Menifee Valley Hospital.

In addition, he would like to express his gratitude for the kindness he received at the Phillip Funeral Home, especially from Michael Trowbridge and Kimberly Phillip, who both offered him their heartfelt compassion and friendship through this difficult time.