Siebert, Ruth E.
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Ruth E. Siebert, age 97, of North Ridge Assisted Living, died there September 15, 2012.
Ruth was born December 3, 1914, in Stevens Point, to the late John and Jessie (Nelson) Holderegger. She grew up and attended schools in Stevens Point, graduating from Emerson High School in in 1932. She attended Stevens Point Normal School.
Following school, she worked for Hardware Mutual Insurance until her marriage to Joseph E. Siebert at St. Stephen Parish on November 12, 1938. In 1962 she went back to work for Sentry Insurance until her retirement.
Ruth was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Altar Guild and a life member of the Portage County Historical Society. She enjoyed knitting and was a member of "the Club", a knitting group which began during World War II to knit items for the troops. She was an avid Packer fan and worked many times at the American Legion concession stand for baseball games. Having vocal skills, she sang for weddings at St. Paul Lutheran Church in earlier years. Ruth found companionship and support at her two favorite restaurants, The Cozy Kitchen and Park Ridge Cafe.
Ruth is survived by son, Timothy (Judy) Siebert, Stevens Point; daughter, Nancy Siebert, Manitowoc; grandchildren, Katie (Beau) Kennedy, Mazeppa, MN; and Joshua Siebert, Chicago, IL. She is further survived by great-grandchildren, Addelade, Jackson and Cavan Kennedy.
Ruth is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, and sister, Crystal Bowen.
A Celebration of her life will take place at St. Paul Lutheran Church 11 a.m. Friday, September 28, 2012. Burial will follow at St. Stephen Cemetery. Friends may call at Boston Funeral Home on Thursday, September 27th, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., and on Friday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of service. A memorial is established in her name for St. Paul Lutheran Church and the Portage County Historical Society.
Ruth's family wishes to extend a sincere thank you to the staff at North Ridge Assisted Living for their gracious care of mom.
Published in Stevens Point Journal on September 19, 2012