METAMORA - Mildred A. Ruder, age 83, of Metamora, Ill., formerly of Germantown Hills, Ill., passed away at 6:05 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at Snyder Village, where she was a resident.
She was born to Peter and Theresa (Theobald) Rohman on Sept. 25, 1930, in Worth Township, Ill. She married Raphael Ruder on Oct. 28, 1950, in Metamora and he passed away on May 21, 2011.
She was the proud mother of seven children.
She is survived by her only daughter, Sister Beth Marie Ruder, a member of the Daughters of Charity in East St. Louis, Ill.; and sons, Michael Ruder and Patrick (Deborah) Ruder, both of Groveland, Ill., Ivan Ruder of Germantown Hills, Brian (Missy) Ruder of Green Valley, Ill., and Matthew (Beth) Ruder of Pekin. She was a devoted grandmother of 12 and a sister to Helen Geltmaker of Peoria.
She was preceded in death by one son, Raphael Ruder Jr.; three brothers; and one sister.
Mildred attended Germantown Hills Grade School and Metamora High School.
After graduation, she was employed by Peoria School District 150.
She was a member of St. Mary of Lourdes Catholic Church and its Altar & Rosary Society.
Mildred enjoyed sewing quilts and was quilt chairwoman at the church for 10 years. Gardening was her special love.
A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at St. Mary of Lourdes Catholic Church in rural Metamora, with Father Neri Greskoviak officiating. Recitation of the Rosary will be at 3:30 p.m., with visitation to follow from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Mason Funeral Home, Germantown Hills Chapel. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Metamora.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary of Lourdes Catholic Church.
Online condolences at www.masonfuneralhomes.com.