Ruth was passionate about politics, serving in many local, area and national political fronts. One of those included the 1980 National Convention in New York City where she served as an alternate delegate to the Democratic convention for Jimmy Carter. For many years she served as a member of UAW local 1007 in the 1960s. Back then she began her efforts working with the unions, having no idea at that point she would forever be driven by passion for social and economic justice.
Ruth was an avid Cubs fan and enjoyed gambling. She was always a support to her and Norb’s 11 children, 24 grandchildren and 20 great-grand kids. The fun always began with grandma.
Ruthie was survived by her most loving, dedicated, and kind husband Norbert. Together they traveled, loved ball games, and enjoyed the company of their own brothers and sisters, as well as all of their children. Sandra (Blair) Losee, Michael Iverson, Todd Iverson, Jeff Iverson and Shelly LeCrone, will lovingly miss their mother. Her stepchildren, Carol (John) Russell, Shelly Wisniewski, Bryan (Jamie) Wisniewski, Alan (Linda) Wisniewski, Laura (Michael) Knapek and Joe Wisniewski will also miss her greatly. Her surviving brothers and sisters include Kathleen Coffey, Delores (James) Braun, James (Laurel) Romnek and sister-in-law, Audrey Romnek.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her younger brother, Robert Romnek; brother-in-law, Warren Coffey, and Jim Braun.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 29, 2012, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 6400 Spring St., with Rev. William Dietzler officiating. Private interment will be held. Relatives and friends may meet with the family on Wednesday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of Mass at 11 a.m.
A special thanks to Dr. Short, Dr. Mullane and staff. Please send any memorials to St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church or Love and Charity.
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