Doris F. Ruch, 95
Dec. 24, 1921 ó Dec. 12, 2017

Doris F. Ruch, 95 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 August 2002.

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 sisters-in-law.

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 p.m.).

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: 262-338-2050 or www.phillipfuneralhome.com.