Ruth Ann Busse, 95


Ruth Ann Busse, nee Wilkens, born June 23, 1919, in Newburg, went to eternal rest Feb. 19, 2015, at home in Schaumburg, where she was a resident since 1963.

She was a graduate of Concordia University, River Forest, Illinois, and taught at St. Peter Lutheran School in Arlington Heights, Illinois, and St. Paul Lutheran School in Mount Prospect, Illinois.

She loved quilting, sewing, cross stitching, bowling and bridge. She was a proud homemaker. Our mother was the closest thing to a Proverbs 31 woman this side of heaven.

She was the beloved wife of the late Edward John Busse (who preceded her in death May 18, 1996); loving mother of the late Allan L. Busse, Janis R. (Steven) Schroeder, Susan K. Busse and Edward M. (Katrina) Busse; cherished grandmother of Melissa, Adrienne, Jeanette (Danny) Hodgkinson and Vanessa, Christine (Michael Lipinski), Bradley and Katelyn, and Ariana and Keenan; devoted great-grandmother of Hannah, Gavin and Brian; dear sister of the late Walter (Gladys), the late Ewald (the late Josey), the late Oliver (the late Lorraine) and the late Evelyn (Ernest “Pinky”) and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Saturday at 9 a.m. until services at noon at Friedrichs Funeral Home, 320 W. Central Road, at Northwest Highway, Mount Prospect. Interment at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Peter Lutheran Church, 202 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, IL 60194, www.church.stpetercms.org or Calvary Chapel, P.O. Box 68156, Schaumburg, IL 60168, www.ccelkgrove.com.