Doris F. Ruch, 95
Dec. 24, 1921 ó Dec. 12, 2017
Doris F. Ruch died Dec. 12, 2017.
Doris, the daughter of Louis and Helga (Hansen) Christensen, was born
Dec. 24, 1921, in the town of Maple Valley ó Oconto, Wisconsin.
She graduated from Hickory Grade School and Suring High School and also
attended Vocational School in Green Bay. She worked at Prangeís
Department Store in the office and at International Harvester as a
bookkeeper. Doris also was employed as secretary of Our Saviorís
Lutheran Church in West Bend from March 1969 until her retirement in
On Nov. 25, 1950, she married Roy Ruch at the First Methodist Church in
Green Bay. They lived in Oshkosh for the next 10 years until Roy was
transferred with his work to West Bend. Roy, who was a meat inspector
for the state, preceded her in death Sept. 7, 1974.
Survivors include her two children, Paul (Lori) Ruch and Pamela Herrmann
of West Bend; five grandchildren, Christopher (Kathryn) Ruch, Benjamin
Ruch, Amber Ruch, Matthew Key and Maggie (Chris) Jensen; and many
nieces, nephews and friends.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one
sister, Mabel Elfe; three brothers, Milton, Raymond and Delbert
Christensen; her sonin- law Tony Herrmann; and brothers- and
A funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at Our
Saviorís Lutheran Church (1044 S Silverbrook Drive, West Bend, WI 53095)
with the Rev. Darin Wiebe presiding. Visitation will be at church
Saturday, Dec. 16, from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service (12:30
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the Washington County
Humane Society and/or a charity of choice.
Special thanks to the staff on Forest View at Cedar Community for their
care and support.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: