Ruth C. Holtz, 78
Jan. 7, 1937 -- Jan. 18, 2015

Ruth C. Holtz nee BunkeRuth “Ruthie” C. Holtz (nee Bunke), 78, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015. She was born on Jan. 7, 1937, in West Bend to Alvin and Helen (nee Otten) Bunke.

Ruthie was raised in West Bend and graduated from West Bend High School. She married Bob on Aug. 30, 1986, in Milwaukee.

Ruthie was employed as a nurse at Froedtert Hospital until she retired in 1999.

Ruthie loved horseback riding, she loved to travel and she loved to swim. She was a devout member of the Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Greenfield. She was a good wife and mother.

Ruthie is survived by her husband of 28 years, Robert “Bob” Holtz; children Kurt (Karen) Wagner, Eric Wagner and Ann (Gregory) Bartow; stepchildren Cheryl Schaumberg, Brian Holtz and Scott Holtz; grandchildren Kyle, Kara and Konnar Wagner, and Jessica, James and Edward Bartow; sibling Marilyn Blackburn; other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her first husband Horst Wagner; daughter Wendy Wagner; brother Eugene “Gene” Bunke.

A funeral service will be held at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend, WI 53095) on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at noon. Visitation will be held at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will take place at Washington County Memorial Park in West Bend. Memorials to The Threshold Inc. appreciated.

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