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Roemer, Ruth I.

Ruth I. Roemer, age 99, a resident of Wisteria Haus, Two Rivers, died Thursday afternoon, February 7, 2013, at Wisteria Haus.

Ruth was born June 26, 1913, in Chippewa Falls, a daughter of the late Dolphus and Thresa (Paustenbach) Rivard. She attended Notre Dame and St. Charles Grade Schools and graduated with the class of 1930 from Chippewa Falls High School. She then graduated from St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1933 and received her Certificate of Public Health Nursing from the University of Minnesota in 1936. Ruth was employed by Public Health Nursing Service in Minneapolis and then served as the City Nurse in Waupun from 1938 - 1940. On August 20, 1940, she married Frederick H. Roemer at St. Charles Church in Chippewa Falls. He preceded her in death on December 26, 1984. Ruth was the Public Health Nurse for Manitowoc County, serving in the Two Rivers and Mishicot areas from 1964 to 1970. Ruth also administered the Smongeski Health Fund from 1970 to 1996. She was a charter member of the Ladies of Holy Redeemer Church, taking part in many sewing projects at the church. Ruth served on the Two Rivers Committee on Aging at the Senior Center; was a member of the Two Rivers Historical Society, Ladies of St. Peter the Fisherman and the Two Rivers Senior Center. Ruth enjoyed traveling, sewing, knitting, gardening, reading, and biking.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law: John F. (Martha) Roemer of Rochester, Minn. and Paul A. (Alice) Roemer of Brodhead, WI; five grandchildren: Ann, Thomas, Matthew, Daniel and Michael; six great grandchildren; two sisters-in-law: Dorothy Myron of Milwaukee, and Anita Roemer of Hartford, WI; along with nieces, nephews, and other relatives. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by a brother: Harold (Bernadette) Rivard; a sister: Margaret (DuMoulin) Cardinal and two brothers-in-law: Lester (Lydia) Roemer and Wilbert Roemer.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church, 3218 Tannery Rd., Two Rivers. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Tom Reynebeau with entombment in Knollwood Chapel Mausoleum, Hwy 310, Manitowoc.

The family will greet relatives and friends at the church Tuesday morning from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at 10:30 a.m. There will be no Monday evening visitation.

Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, 1506 18th St., Two Rivers, is assisting the Roemer family with funeral arrangements.

Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter on Feb. 10, 2013
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