Ruth N. Toepfer
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1915 - 2013
Ruth Nadine Toepfer passed away July 25, 2013. She was born (and educated) in Monroe, WI to Henry and Minnie Leuzinger, natives of Nafell and Canton, Switzerland. Upon her marriage to Albert, they became a farming family in the Pearl City and Freeport, IL area. They moved to Tavares, FL in 1959, where she was a Certified Cosmetologist for the next 14 yrs. In 1973, they moved to Pensacola to be near other family members. They were faithful members of Ferry Pass UMC, and Ruth was a member for over 35 years. She served as President of the Golden Agers Group where she was "special" guest speaker at many functions. Ruth was most proud of her 5 sons; all of whom served in the Army, Navy, or Marines. She was extremely patriotic and flew the American flag at home everyday until illness prevented it.
Ruth will be remembered for her ready smile, wit and humor, and her love for flowers and nature. Her compassion and generosity toward others will be missed by all whose lives she touched.
Ruth was preceded in death by her husband Albert, eleven of her siblings (she being the last survivor), her son, Robert of Stoughton, WI; her son, Edward of IA, and daughter, Myrna Lee Tracy of Tampa, FL.
She is survived by her son, Ronald (Jane) Toepfer of Apple River, IL; daughter-in-law, Inez Toepfer of Stoughton, WI; son, Wayne (Jeanne) of Rockford, IL and son, Allan (Diane) Toepfer of Pensacola. Ruth also leaves 23 beautiful grandchildren, and 24 great grandchildren, so many nieces and nephews and oh so many friends, all of whom she cherished and loved with all of her heart.
Visitation will be held Sat, Aug 3, 2013 at 10:00 am at Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel with Memorial Service directly following at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Bayview Memorial Park. Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel 3351 Scenic Hwy, Pensacola, has been entrusted with arrangements.
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Published in Pensacola News Journal on July 28, 2013