Ruth Marie Baggs, 76

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday Sept. 1, 2010, at 6 p.m. at St. Francis Borgia North Catholic Church, 1375 Covered Bridge Road, Cedarburg, for Ruth Marie Baggs (nee Rauh) who died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, at the age of 76 at Horizon Hospice at Columbia St. Mary’s Ozaukee Campus. Visitation will be held at the church Wednesday from 3 p.m. until the time of the Mass. Interment will be at Zur Ruhe Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Veterans Memorial Fund or Horizon Hospice at Columbia St. Mary’s Ozaukee Campus are appreciated. For online condolences, please visit

Ruth was born in Milwaukee on June 29, 1934, the daughter of Edwin and Marie (nee Neudeck) Rauh. There are many things that Ruth enjoyed doing but probably none more than cooking and baking for others. She loved food; food was her passion. She cooked and baked for the parish festivals and bake sales.

Ruth loved flowers and had beautiful flower gardens. She also tended to her vegetable garden especially her tomatoes and cucumbers. Ruth enjoyed her slot machines especially in Las Vegas!

Ruth’s sense of humor will never be forgotten. The love of her children is "immeasurable" along with the special place she had in her heart for all children.

Ruth is survived by her daughters, Susan M. Jarvela, Deborah A. Brown and Julie Baggs; grandchildren, Jason Brown, David and Valerie Jarvela; great-grandson, Dylan Robinson; former spouse and good friend, Robert K. Baggs; other relatives and friends.

She is also preceded in death by her parents, and many aunts and uncles.
Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg is serving the family.