Ruth E. Menke, 70

Ruth E. Menke (nee Dieringer), age 70, passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2013. She was born on June 25, 1942, to Irving and Marie (nee Jirik). She was raised in Campbellsport and graduated from Campbellsport High School. After marrying Norman they moved to West Bend to raise their family. She was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, WELCA, and Women’s Quilting Group. She was also involved with Musical Masquers and sang in the church choir.

She is survived by her loving husband, Norman; cherished children, Benjamin (Kim) Menke, JuliAnna (Russ) Meyer, Jeremiah Menke, and Holly (Shawn) Jaschob; adored grandchildren, Austin, Randen, and Logan Menke, Garrett and Carly Meyer, Nathan, Alex, and Ruby Menke, Zaccaria, Tobias, Mikaela, and Elijah Jaschob; sisters, Rose Hackbarth, Lorraine (Clarence) Seibel, and Helen Rohlinger; brothers, Henry (Eileen) Dieringer, and John (Jan) Dieringer. She is further survived She is preceded in death by her parents; parents-in-law, Elmer and Sylvia Menke; seven brothers- in-law, Gordon, Earl, Glen, Norbert, and Daniel Menke, Lester Hackbarth and Gene Rohlinger.

A service to celebrate her life will be held on Monday, April 29, at 5 p.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend). The visitation will be held on Monday, April 29, from 2 p.m. until the time of service at 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Olafsson, Dr. Sullivan, Dr. Wolter, the ICU nurses at St. Joseph’s Hospital, and the loving family and friends that have supported them.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family (262) 338-2050/ www.phillipfuneral