Thursday, January 5, 2012

Ruth V. (Keller) Oldenburg

Ruth V. Oldenburg, age 87, passed away Thursday, January 5, 2012, at Ridgewood Care Center. Ruth was born in Racine on July 7, 1924, the daughter of the late August and Adelia (Nee: Gerke) Keller.

On September 25, 1943, she was united in marriage to Kenneth W. Oldenburg at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Racine. She was a member of Community United Church of Christ in St. Germain, where she was involved in the church choir and Women’s Guild. Ruth loved listening to music and found great enjoyment in playing the organ, baking, boating and fishing. Ruth was known for her wit and wonderful sense of humor. Above all she was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother who will be dearly missed.

Ruth is survived by Kenneth, her loving husband of 68 years; her daughters, Barbara (Robert) Hosch of Wind Lake, Karin (Jim) Roberson, Janice Knecht, all of Racine; four grandchildren, Joanne (John) Herrmann, Holly (Brian) Tuinstra, Heather (Ian) Bagley, Kenneth (Jessica) Roberson; six great-grandchildren, Matthew, Nicholas, Jordan, Carly, Makenna and Sawyer; sister-in-law, Vi Oldenburg; brother-in-law, Herb Kauth; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to her parents, Ruth was also preceded in death by her sister, Lillian Kauth; and her son-in-law, Ed Knecht.

Memorial services will be held at the funeral home Saturday January 14, 2012, at noon, with Rev. Kara Baylor officiating. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until time of service at noon. Those wishing to remember Ruth in a special way may direct memorials to Community United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 178, St. Germain, WI 54558.

The Oldenburg family would like to express their gratitude to the 2 East staff and the Activity Department staff at Ridgewood Care Center for their attentive care and gentle manner shown to Ruth over the past several years.

803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888

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