Sunday, March 13, 2011

Ruth E. (Strommen) Fox

Ruth E. Fox, “Foxy,” age 87, passed away Sunday, March 13, 2011, at her residence. Ruth was born in Mondovi, WI, on April 27, 1923, daughter of the late Robert C. and Ester (Nee: Lerdahl) Strommen.

On October 13, 1939, she was united in marriage to William A. Fox who preceded her in death, January 7, 1986. Ruth was employed by Motor Specialty for many years, last working at Ametek for seventeen years where she had many close friends. She was a member of Grace Church.

Ruth was full of life and had a big personality. She was known best for her quick wit, mischievous wink and infectious smile. A social butterfly, Ruth loved spending time with family and friends. She also enjoyed reading her novels, bowling, crocheting, fishing, traveling and playing cards. A loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend, Ruth will be deeply missed and remembered every day.

Survivors include her children, Genevieve (Richard) Garski of Kenosha, Michael (Gail) Fox of Prairie du chien, WI, Evelyn Shore of Racine; her daughters-in-law, Jerilyn Fox of Racine, Bonnie Fox of Kenosha; 15 grandchildren, Debbie (Patrick) McMichael, Diane Macareno, Jeff Garski, Lisa Koehn, Ricky Garski, Dana (Rick) Frederick, Billie (Ernie) Spevak, Mark (Tina) Fox, Tina Fox, Chad Fox, Kimberly Shore, Tammy Matson, Jim (Eva) Fox, Michael Eickhorst, Nicole (Artie) Scola; 22 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert (Berdella) Strommen of Rockford, IL; sisters, Shirley Recupero of Racine, Evelyn Josline of Birchwood, WI, Dorothy (Frank) Fumo of Racine; brother-in-law, Joseph St. Thomas of Racine; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her children, James Fox, David Fox, Norma Jean Fox, Barbara Graceffa, William Fox Jr; grandson, Michael Fox; son-in-law, Edward Shore; her brother, Alger (Ella) Strommen; and her sister, Betty St.Thomas.

Complete services will be held Thursday, March 17, 2011 at Grace Church, 3626 Hwy 31. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. followed by funeral services at 11:30 a.m. with Pastor Jim Olson officiating. Interment will follow at Graceland Cemetery.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at Home Harbor and Odyssey Hospice for their loving and compassionate care.

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