Ruth G. Schaefer

Ruth G. Schaefer, 80, of Milwaukee died on Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at Wheaton Franciscan Health Care-St. Joseph’s Hospital in Milwaukee.

Ruth was born on Jan. 24, 1928 in Bremen, Germany to the late Karl and Hedwig Jasik.

Soon after her marriage to Wilbert F. Schaefer, an American soldier, on Oct. 12, 1948, Ruth came to America.

Willie was once again called to service during the Korean war and Ruth stayed with the Schaefer family on their homestead in West Bend.

After Willie’s discharge from the U.S. Army, the couple settled in West Bend and eventually moved to Milwaukee.

Willie predeceased Sept. 28, 1998.

Survivors include two cousins, Annamarie Gauger and Rosemarie Heinse, both of Germany; and other family and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, June 10, at 10 a.m. at the St. Matthias Chapel in Nabob.

Burial will follow in St. Matthias Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the chapel only on Tuesday from 9 until 9:45 a.m.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family.