Ruth M. Knuth, 95
Sept. 9, 1919 -- Jan. 17, 2015

Ruth M. Knuth, 95, of West Bend, passed away peacefully and is now with her Lord on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at The Kathy Hospice.

She was born on Sept. 9, 1919, to Lorenz and Lydia (nee Radue) Ernst. Ruth was raised in Freistadt and graduated from Cedarburg High School.

She met Wilfred, and they married on Dec. 28, 1940, in Freistadt.

Ruth was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great- grandmother. Family was very important to her and she cared deeply for the spiritual well-being of all her family members. She had a love for embroidery.

Ruth is survived by her children Martin (Barbara) of West Bend, Marlene (William) Poellot of Randoph and Marilyn (Roger) Kaschner of West Bend; 13 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her sisters Alice Frenz and Irmgard (Lester) Tews; brothers Elroy and John (Marie) Ernst; brother-in-law George (Marlene) Knuth; and sister-in-law Gert Ernst. Further survived by other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her husband Wilfred Knuth; parents; and sons Henry and Donald Knuth.

A funeral service will be held at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (1268 Pleasant Valley Road, West Bend, WI 53095) on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Korthals officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 2 p.m. until the time of the service. Interment will take place at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery with the Rev. Mellon officiating.

Memorials to the church or to Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School are appreciated.

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