Ruth P. Kissinger, 85
March 21, 1929 -- Jan. 31, 2015

Ruth Patricia Kissinger nee SchlueterRuth Patricia Kissinger (nee Schlueter) passed away peacefully on Jan. 31, 2015, at Samaritan Health Center with her family by her side.

She was born in Campbellsport on March 21, 1929, to Ida and August Schlueter.

Ruth was known for her love of cooking and baking. Her favorite meal was liver and onions (much to her children’s groans) and her favorite dessert was red velvet cake (much to her children’s delight). She enjoyed dancing, reading, watching game shows and collecting antiques and loved watching Shirley Temple movies.

She worked at West Bend Co. and Enger Kress. She was not only proud of the work she did but was also proud of the many lifelong friendships she had made.

She was a spunky lady with a great sense of humor. But most of all she loved and was proud of her family.

She is survived by nine children, sons: Daniel (Mary) Deering and Frederick Kissinger Jr.; daughters: Diane (Ronald) Kircher, Debra (Robert) Zettler, Darla Fischer, Dori (Donald) Schomisch, MaryBeth (Daryl Holz) Kissinger, Nancy (Michael) Klessig and Tammy (Mark) Larson; 20 grandchildren: De-Anna, Jennifer, Karla, Karmen, Jamie, April, Rachel, Elizabeth, Jake, Rhonda, Kimberly, Nicholas, Jacob, Jesse, Tracy, Trisha, Hunter, Kyle, Miranda and Dalton; 16 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and many cousins in the Campbellsport area. She is preceded in death by her parents, husbands Darwin Deering and Frederick Kissinger, sister Esther Kahut, grandchildren Richard Kircher and Adam Bigelow, great-grandchild Steven Salyers, and her cousin Olly Moliter.

She also had a very special place in her heart for her nieces, Susan Karoses, Robin Ewing and Sandy Nichols and her close friends Aunty Dale, Marge Julson and Mary Steiner.

The family is thankful for all the wonderful support and care she received at Samaritan Health Center and also from Gentiva Hospice. Ruth and family would sincerely and affectionately like to thank Dr. Renee Jahnke at the Aurora Healthcare Center for her many, many years of comfort and caring for her. Ruth always loved seeing her and her smiling face.

Services for Ruth will be at the Twohig Funeral Home on Saturday, Feb. 7. Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. with a service to follow. Please join us in celebrating her life by sharing your favorite memory of her.

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