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“Ruth and Bernie were ‘neighbors’ of my parents on Stearns Lake. When they left for the winter my dad adopted their lovable dog Tipper....Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Ann Kommers-Saye - Aurora, IL

“Ruth was a very sweet lady. I'm sorry to hear this news. I will remember her as being very kind and having a wonderful smile. ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Kelly (Wolslegel) Suda - De Pere, WI

“Ruth was a wonderful companion for my Dad, Elmer Wolslegel. In many ways, she adopted Elmer's kids as her own. She remembered me with hand-crafted...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Lois Hilger - Appleton, WI

“Family of Ruthie: To all others, she may have been known as Ruth. To me, she was always Ruthie. What a beautiful lady, inside and out. Memories...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Ann Graveen - Wausau, WI

“Dear Family, Ruth was just super nice, smiling lady to us when we would be out in the yard or visiting at the mailbox. I remember how nice it was...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Nancy and Ken Prigge - Wausau, WI

“I am so sorry to hear of Ruths passing. We got to know your mom through Elmer W. We had many goods times at parties and she was always so friendly...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Jim and Mary Schewe - Tomahawk, WI


Ruth M. Becker 91, Wausau died Tuesday June 26, 2012 under the care of Comfort Care and Hospice Services at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She was born September 26, 1920 in Peoria, Illinois daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth (Kenney) DeBolt. On August 21, 1943 she married Bernard Becker in Chicago. He preceded her in death on January 20, 2000. Ruth was a secretary at Grant Community High School in Fox Lake, Illinois and also was a bookkeeper for various companies in Illinois. She proudly served as secretary of the P.C.C.W. for St. Anthony Catholic Church in Lac du Flambeau and also at St. Matthew Catholic Church, Wausau. Some of her favorite pastimes included reading, craft work, dancing, singing and bowling. No matter how busy Ruth was she always found time to volunteer anyway she possibly could. Survivors include her children, Carol (Edward) Lary, Mosinee, John (Roberta) Becker, Arlington Heights, Illinois, Kenneth (Debra) Becker, Wausau and Alan (Jean Thillen) Becker, Antioch, Illinois, nine grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. Besides her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one grandson, Kevin. The funeral mass will be celebrated at Noon Friday June 29, 2012 at St. Matthew Catholic Church, Wausau. The Rev. Robert Thorn will preside. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Chicago. Friends may call on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services all at the church. Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 3400 Stewart Avenue, Wausau is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com

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