Ruth Patterson, 89

Ruth (nee Hagensick) Patterson passed away peacefully at Aurora Medical Center, in Grafton, on Tuesday, November 16, 2016, at the age of 89.

Ruth was born in Milwaukee, attended Milwaukee State Teachers College, and married the love of her life, Alvin, whom she was married to for 65 years. She worked for the Wisconsin Telephone Company before devoting her life to her children.

Ruth is survived by her loving husband, Alvin; her daughters, Sandra (Dennis) Schoessow and Nancy (Clayton) Giese. She was the proud grandmother of John, Paul (Jayne Benson) & Scott Schoessow and David & Douglas Giese. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents and beloved sister, Beatrice Melcher.

Ruth was a longtime member of Pilgrim United Church of Christ, in Grafton, and loved playing cards at the Grafton Senior Center and bingo at the American Legion.

A Memorial Service was held at Pilgrim United Church of Christ, in Grafton, on Monday, November 21, 2016, at 1PM with the visitation from 11AM until 12:45PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the church or to the charity of your choice appreciated.

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The family would like to thank the medical and nursing staff at Aurora Medical Center, in Grafton, for all of their loving and compassionate care.