Catherine Ruhle

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Catherine A. Ruhle

1929 - 2014

Catherine A. Ruhle, 85, of Pleasant Prairie, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at United Hospital Systems-Kenosha Campus.

Born on April 9, 1929, in Kenosha, she was the daughter of the late Domineck and Angeline (Ciotti) DeAngelis.

Raised and educated in Kenosha, she attended local schools. Cathy left high school early to pursue her singing career; working at a local Milwaukee radio station and also sang with the Louie Bashell Polka Band. She later met and married George Ruhle on August 25, 1952 in Kenosha. After her marriage, she continued working and was employed with Full Fashion, Coopers and Dale Jewlery Store.

Cathy was a devoted mother, taking time off from work to care for her family. In her more recent years, she returned to work and was employed with St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church until 2008 when she devoted her time as a caregiver to her husband. They enjoyed their special breakfasts at McDonalds.

Cathy was a member of St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church where she served as a Eucharistic Minister, Treasurer of their finance committee and was a member of St. Marks Christian Women. She loved baking and in her younger years, made wedding cakes alongside her best friend, Lynne.

Cathy will be deeply missed by her husband, George; their three children, Karen (Robert Peterson) Ruhle-Peterson, David (Debby) Ruhle, Sr. and Julie (Danny Galvin) Ruhle; three siblings, Madeline Haubrich, Anthony (Judy) DeAngelis and Sandra (Joseph) Bisciglia; four grandchildren, David (Angie) Ruhle, Jr., Matthew Ruhle, Sarah (Ryan) Nichols and Stephanie Ruhle; eight great grandchildren and her many loving nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Donald DeAngelis.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12 Noon at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, 7117 14th Avenue. Entombment will follow in All Saints Mausoleum. A visitation will be held at the church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass.

With courage and perseverance, Cathy and her family were instrumental in getting her enrolled in the experimental TAVI study where she received her new aortic valve at Aurora St. Lukes Medical Center in Milwaukee. Cathy hoped that her documented journey would help make this procedure available to more heart patients in need.

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3720 39th Avenue

Kenosha, Wisconsin 53144


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Published online at on July 25, 2014