Barbara Ruffalo

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Barbara Lee Ruffalo

1930 - 2018

Mrs. Barbara "Barb" Lee Ruffalo was born in Kenosha, Wis. on April 13, 1930, to Inga and Ralph Werve. Barbara attended Kenosha High School and was crowned the Homecoming Queen of 1948. She was married to the late Ronald Frank Ruffalo on Dec. 30, 1950. Their union was blessed with three children.

Barbara was a member of Rolling Hills Country Club and the Republican Woman's Party. She was an avid golfer, top dancer, and party host. She belonged to many charities and loved the beach, swimming, and traveling. She was known for her famous raviolis and holiday fudge. Because of her kind nature and outgoing personality, she was loved by many. She quietly departed this life on July, 12, 2018.

Her life will be cherished in the lives of her children, Steven Ruffalo, Leslie Ruffalo, and Mark Ruffalo; daughter-in-law Debbie Ruffalo; grandchildren, Jennifer Johanson, Jason Smith, Kristen Ruffalo, Katie Bruns, and Kyle Ruffalo; great-grandchildren, Tatum and Emerson Bruns; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Daniel and Ellie Ruffalo; and a host of other devoted friends and family.

Published online at on Aug. 12, 2018
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