Benkendorf Osen, Ruth (Pflum)
Ruth (Pflum) Benkendorf Osen passed away December 4th at the Oakwood Care Center in Clear Lake, IA. Born June 29, 1924, Ruth had recently celebrated her 90th Birthday.
For most of her life Ruth lived in Wisconsin, graduated from Waupaca High School, attended Carroll College where she met Charles Benkendorf. They were married July 24, 1944. After he served in the military and finished his medical training, Dr. Benkendorf practiced as a Radiologist in Green Bay Wisconsin until his death in 1972. He was Chairman of Radiology and also served as Chief of Staff for St Vincent's Hospital.
Ruth was always a homemaker who loved taking care of her family along with sewing , gardening and cooking. Very active in the community, Ruth was very involved in several organizations: The Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary and served as past President; a member of St. Vincent's Women's Medical Auxiliary; Green Bay/De Pere Antiquarian Society and the De Pere Garden Club.
Ruth later married Clifford Osen, De Pere, WI in 1975 and it was a happy union until his death June 10, 1994.
Her children are Anne von Benckendorff of San Diego, CA, Mary Linden of Houston, TX and Charles (Rhonda) Benkendorf of Clear Lake, IA, and grandson, Charles Curtis Benkendorf of San Francisco, CA.
Predeceased by her father Dr. Edward Pflum and Mother Elizabeth Weix Pflum, and siblings Dr. Edward Pflum, Carol Dorn and James Durawa.
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on Dec. 7, 2014.