Ruth L. "Smoky" Hanrahan
Ruth L. "Smoky" Hanrahan, nee Yearling, formerly Sinnen, 73, of Fredonia, passed away Thurs-day, Oct. 11, 2007 at Kathy Hospice.
Ruth was born on March 30, 1934 in the town of Farmington, the daughter of the late Peter Sr. and Anna (nee Knetzke) Yearling.
She attended Bolton-ville Grade School and graduated from Kewas-kum High School.
Ruth married Norbert Sinnen of Random Lake on June 5, 1954 at St. Michaelís Catholic Church in St. Michaels.
The couple owned and operated a tavern in Random Lake for many years. Mr. Sinnen died in 1985.
She later worked for the West Bend Co. for 25 years, retiring in 1999.
After retiring from her full-time job Ruth worked part time for Guy and Neill Inc., which she loved.
She belonged to the West Bend Co. 25-Year Club and the union at the West Bend Co.
Ruth was a past member of Evangelical and Reformed Church of Boltonville and past member of St. Maryís Catholic Church and Christian Mothers of Random Lake.
She enjoyed traveling, biking, reading, working in her yard and spending time with her family and friends.
Ruth is survived by one son, Thomas J. (Raquel) Sinnen of Naperville, Ill.; one granddaughter, Rachael Sinnen of Illinois; two sisters, Ann Faber of Kewaskum and Lee Price of Hoffman of Estates, Ill.; and one brother, Gerald (Eileen) Yearling of Boltonville.
She is further survived by three brothers-in-law, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Preceding her in death were her parents; one brother, Peter Yearling Jr.; and two sisters, Gertrude Reime, and Rose Marie Holz.
Ruth wished to express her love and adoration of her son and granddaughter. She was so very proud of you and cherished all the good and irreplaceable moments spent together throughout all the years.
A memorial service in memory of Ruth will be held on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 6 p.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel, 1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend.
Visitation with family and friends will be held Thursday at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 6 p.m.
Cremation will take place at Paradise Cremation Services, West Bend.
Interment of ashes will be in Boltonville Union Cemetery on Friday at 10:30 a.m.
Ruthís family would like to express their sincere appreciation to all the nursing professionals for the compassionate care that she received.