Ruth M. Nehring

Ruth
M. Nehring, age 97, of Fond du Lac, passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at
Artisan Memory Care.

 

She
was born in February 1921, in Chicago, Illinois, the tenth of twelve
children.  She attended Lake View School
in Chicago.  In December 1943, Ruth
married Thomas Nehring in Chicago and they moved to Fond du Lac in 1948.  She worked at Sears in Chicago where she met
Tom and also in a defense factory during World War II.  She was a homemaker and had seven
children.  Ruth was a member of Good
Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church, participated in their Senior Bible Study,
helped at the Lutheran Home, the County Nutrition Program, and Low Vision at
Lake View Estates.  She enjoyed cooking,
baking, sports, music, dancing, games, and gardening.  Her greatest joy was time spent with her children,
grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and helping people.

 

Ruth
is survived by her children Robert Nehring, Marianne (Robert) Geiger, Carolyn
(Mark) Schorse, Thomas (Gerianne) Nehring, Janet (Nor) Velasco, Gary (Pam)
Nehring, and son-in-law Mike Wozniak;  and sixteen grandchildren: Cheryl (Jon Strom)
Wozniak, Julie (Andre) Daniel, Craig (Alison) Geiger, Jeff (Megan) Geiger, Mark
(Bridget) Wozniak, Tabitha (Andrew) Harris, Heather (Brett) Magnusson, Rachel
(Andrew) Jacobson, Lynette (Adam) Engles, Sara Schorse, David (Carol) Velasco, Matthew
Nehring, Tyler Nehring, Shaun Velasco, Joseph Schorse, Esther Schorse.  Also twelve great-grandchildren Isaiah and
Noah Daniel, Madison, Aspen, and Clay Engles, Paige and Grant Geiger, Everett
and Eliza Dorothy Wozniak, Violet Harris, Norah Jacobson, Colton Geiger, and a
great-grandbaby due in May. 

 

She
was preceded in death by her loving husband Tom in 1998, beloved daughter,
Dorothy Wozniak in 2005, her parents, six sisters and five brothers from the
Chicago area.  She always said “she was
blessed with a wonderful husband and family. 
God was so good.”

 

Ruth’s
family would like to express thanks to the staff at Artisan Memory Care and
Heartland Hospice Care for the care given to their mother and us.

 

Visitation
for Ruth will be held on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, from 10:00-11:30 AM at Good
Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church, 855 Martin Avenue, Fond du Lac, followed
by the funeral service at 11:30 AM at the church with Rev. Adam Zimpelmann
officiating.  Entombment will be at
Shrine of Rest Mausoleum, Ledgeview Memorial Park, N6250 County Road K, Fond du
Lac.

 

In
lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Good Shepherd Evangelical
Lutheran Church.

 

Ruth lived by simple values – God,
family, country.  She was a kind woman
and had an amazing smile.

 

Additional
information and guestbook can be found at ueckerwitt.com