Ruth A. Brown, 78


Ruth A. Brown (nee Manke), 78, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 14, 2012. She was born on March 5, 1934.

She is survived by her daughter, Deb (Patrick) Zingale; grandchildren, Derek Cramey, Aubrey Watry-Zingale, Dana Watry-Zingale; great-grandchildren, Austin Cramey, Orion and Zoe Watry, Daijah, Auden, and Ciana Wenger. She is further survived by sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Ruth was the former owner of Bon Aire Tavern in Pewaukee for years.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenneth; son, Kevin; and grandson, Elijah Peters.

The funeral service will be held on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend) with the Rev. Bruce Dunford presiding. The visitation will be held on Sunday, Dec. 16, at the funeral home from 1-2 p.m. Burial will take place in South Eastern Veteranís Cemetery in Union Grove.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church (2300 S. Main St., West Bend, WI 53095) or Kathy Hospice (3232 Pleasant Valley Road, West Bend, WI 53095).

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the members of First Baptist Church, the staff of Kathy Hospice and the staff at Autumn Oaks for their compassionate care.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family; (262) 338-2050 www.phillipfuneralhome.com.