Ruth L. Raether, 83
Ruth L. Raether (nee Maurer), 83, of West Bend,
passed away Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010, at Ivy Manor in Campbellsport.
She was born on Sept. 19, 1926, in West Bend to
the late Carl and Mathilda (nee Marx) Maurer. On June 10, 1948, Ruth was
united in marriage to Lester Raether. Lester preceded her in death on July
Ruth worked as a product inspector for Regalware
for 19 years until she retired in 1985.
She was a member of Salem United Church of Christ
in the town of Wayne. She also worked as a cook at Beechwood Rest Home.
Ruth enjoyed cake decorating, crocheting, making ceramics, reading, being
outdoors and traveling.
She is survived by her four children, Dale (Cathy) Raether of Campbellsport, Steven (Patty) Raether of Campbellsport, Carol
(Dennis) Pusch of Kewaskum and Karen (Kevin) Kerr of Ogema;
daughter-in-law, Michelle Raether of West Bend; eight grandchildren,
Jennifer Meeks, Michael (Rebecca) Raether, Daniel Raether, Melissa
Madriaga, Tamara (Rob) Preuss, Tara (fiancé, Timothy Puestow) Pusch,
Nicole and Chasity Kerr; 13 great-grandchildren, Zoey, Tanner, Blake,
Erika, Johanna, Ava, Steven, Dakota, Desiree, Isaiah, Kyle, Natasha and
Alyssa; special friend, Ed Stern of West Bend; nieces, nephews, other
relatives and dear friends.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; her
husband, Lester; her son, Robert Raether; her greatgranddaughter, Angel;
her two sisters, Marie Berres and Floretta (Leo) Brunner; and her brother,
Funeral services in remembrance of Ruth will be
held on Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 5:30 p.m. at Salem United Church of Christ
with the Rev. Dan Schultz officiating. Visitation will be at the church on
Wednesday from 3:30 p.m. until the time of the services. Entombment will
take place Thursday, Feb. 4, at 11 a.m. in the Shrine of Rest Mausoleum
located in Ledgeview Memorial Park in Fond du Lac.
Memorials in Ruth’s name to Salem U.C.C. are
appreciated by the family.
Online guest book and condolences may be found at