Ruth Schaumburg, 94, Mayville

December 22, 2018

Ruth Loretta Schaumburg, 94, Mayville, passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, at Hillside Manor Nursing Home in Beaver Dam.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, Dec. 30, at 2 p.m. at Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville with the Rev. AHyun Lee officiating. A visitation will take place Sunday, Dec. 30, from 12-2 p.m. at the funeral home. A luncheon will follow at the Cooper Shop Saloon in Kekoskee. Inurnment will take place at a later date in Kekoskee.

Ruth Loretta Blank was born Nov. 11, 1924, in Kohlsville, the daughter of Franklin and Frieda (nee Kopp) Blank. She was a graduate of Kewaskum High School. She graduated from Milwaukee Teacher’s College and taught in a one room schoolhouse in Washington County. She was united in marriage to Clarence Schaumburg on Aug. 9, 1947, at West Bend Methodist Church. Ruth farmed with her husband in Mayville until his death in 2000.

Ruth is survived by three of her children, Diane (Peter Mosbach) of Acton, Massachusetts, Karen (Alan) Bodden of Beaver Dam and Roger of Mayville. Her son, Gary (Renate) of Mayville, preceded her in death.

She is survived by grandchildren, Emilie (Adam Springer) Schaumburg of Appleton, Wilhelm Schaumburg of Milwaukee, David Mosbach (Elizabeth) of Richland, Michigan, Michael Mosbach of Somerville, Massachusetts and Sarah Bodden of Madison; one great-grandchild, Charles Mosbach of Richland, Michigan; daughter-in-law, Renate of Mayville; sister, Bernice Lawless of Bell Buckle, Tennessee. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence; sister, Marion Holl of Juneau; brother, Reverend Kenneth Blank of Green Bay; and a brother in infancy.

She was active in the United Methodist Church of Mayville, Farm Bureau, Meals on Wheels, Young at Hearts of Horicon, Friends of the Horicon Marsh and 4-H. She enjoyed nature and related activities such as counting sandhill cranes with her friends Pearl Wavra and Dorothy Adams. While in her eighties volunteering for Meals on Wheels she remarked that she enjoyed serving the “old people.”

The family thanks the staff at Hillside Manor Nursing Home and Hillside Hospice for the compassionate care she received.

Memorials may be directed in memory of Ruth to Marsh Haven or Hillside Hospice.

Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville is serving the family. For online condolences and other information, visit KoepsellFH.com

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