Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Virginia 'Ginni' M. (Ruetz) Guendel

Virginia “Ginni” M. Guendel, age 59, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, at her home. Ginni was born in Racine on July 2, 1953, daughter of the late George and Etta Rose (Nee: Jacobsen) Ruetz.

She was a graduate of St. Catherine’s High School. Ginni started her work career and became a part owner of All Tool Sales Inc., working there for 40 years alongside her beloved father, who founded the company, and her siblings.

Ginni’s most cherished moments were when she spent time with her son, Christopher; his wife, Becky; and grandson, Caden. In her spare time she was involved with the R.E.S.T. program; she had a remarkable compassion for people. Ginni also loved spending time up north at “The Haven” and in Arizona by the pool. She will be dearly missed.

Ginni is survived by her son, Christopher (Becky) Guendel and grandson, Caden Guendel, all of Phoenix, AZ; best friend, Jay Haertel; brothers, William Ruetz, Richard (Krys) Ruetz, all of Racine, James (Karen) Ruetz of Oak Creek; sister, Rosemary Thornton of Racine; father of Christopher, Doug Guendel of Des Moines, IA; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her father and mother.

Relatives and friends may meet with the family on Sunday, September 9, 2012, at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Following the visitation, everyone is welcome to meet at Mike and Angelo’s, 6214 Washington Ave., to celebrate Ginni’s life and cheer on her favorite team, the Green Bay Packers.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, September 10, 2012, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 6400 Spring St., with Rev. Terrance J. Huebner officiating. Visitation will also be held at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until time of Mass at 11 a.m. Private interment will be held. Memorials to Habitat for Humanity or the charity of choice have been suggested.

803 Main St., Racine  (262) 634-7888

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