Ruth Eva Kreitz

Ruth Eva Kreitz of Walnut Creek, Calif., passed away Aug. 27, 2009.

She was born Feb. 3, 1924, the daughter of Will and Ida Shenkenberg. She grew up in Hartford. She graduated with honors from Hartford High School and went on to receive a bachelor of science degree in education from the University of Wisconsin. She was a high school teacher for 20 years. While at the University of Wisconsin, Ruth met her husband of 63 years, Marv Kreitz. Ruth was actively involved in golf, bridge and church, where she wrote articles for the Nifty-Fifty Seniors. Ruth and Marv loved to travel throughout the United States and other countries.

She was a great lady and will be truly missed.

She is survived by her husband, Marv Kreitz; son, Bill (Bonnie) Kreitz; daughter, Cherly (Gregg) Syrovatka; five grandchildren, Kevin and Heidi Kreitz, Randy (Aimee), Brittany and Nick Syrovatka; and a great-grandson, Brycen.

A memorial service was held Sept. 3, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1092 Alberta Way, Concord, Calif.