Evelyn “Evie” Ruffing of Port Washington passed away in the evening hours of Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at The Harbor Club in Port Washington, where she had resided. She passed away one month short of her 100th birthday. In her 99-plus years, Evelyn had many challenges, including being a 25-year breast cancer survivor.
Evelyn was born in Port Washington, on Feb. 15, 1913, daughter of Peter Reiter and Bertha Luedtke Reiter. On Sept. 5, 1936, she married Len Ruffing at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Port Washington. Evelyn worked as a machine operator at the Port Washington Chair Factory. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Port Washington and the Catholic Knights. Her Bible was very important to her as was her rosary. She was a very devout Catholic.
Bingo was tops on her list of fun things to do at the Harbor Club. Evie also enjoyed working on jigsaw puzzles, crocheting afghans for her children and grandchildren, and was an avid reader. Evelyn was well known for her tortes and kuchens. Evelyn is survived by her daughter Carol (Robert A.) Noll of the town of Port Washington, six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, six great great- grandchildren (with number seven on the way), nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. She is preceded in death by her husband Len, her daughter Joyce (the late Leonard) Hildebrand, one great-grandson Adam Puerling, two brothers and three sisters.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, Jan. 14, at 1:30 p.m. at the Eernisse Funeral Home, 1600 W. Grand Ave. in Port Washington. She will be laid to rest next to her husband at St. Mary’s Parish Cemetery. Visitation for Evelyn will take place on Monday, Jan. 14 at the funeral home from noon until the time of the funeral services.
Memorials suggested to the Port Washington Food Pantry.
The Eernisse Funeral Home, Port Washington is honored to serve the family. Online condolences may be left at www.eernissefuneralhome.com.