Message from Carole & Gerald (Choura) Middendorf
June 2, 2021 2:23 PM
Gil, Ruth, Jill and families,
I am so sorry to hear of Ruth's passing. What an inspiration she was for all of us over the years. She was so full of life and lived life to the fullest. I have missed her since I retired but will always remember her for her smiles and joking personality. Ruth and my mom would laugh and reminisce of the old Grant School days when they were volunteering at the Auxiliary. Our deepest sympathy to you all. She will always be remembered.
Message from Andy Channer
May 31, 2021 12:15 PM
Dear Gil, Ruth, and Jill,
Your mother was one of the most vibrant, sweet, and caring ladies I knew when I was at St. John’s UCC. Even when I would see her at various events after I moved on from St. John’s UCC, she always had a smile on her face and always gave me a big hug. I now live across from where all of you grew up, Pearson Drive, and every time my wife and I take a walk, we go by your old house and I tell her stories of your mom and dad. It seems like just yesterday when your dad and I sang in choir together and we would carry on and tell jokes during rehearsals.
My deepest sympathy to all of you.
Message from Sharon Banjavcic
May 30, 2021 5:44 PM
Dear Gil, Ruth Elaine, and Jill,
Your mother was such a sweet, kind, caring lady. She always had a smile for everyone she met. When I asked about her family she always had a new story to tell about one of her grandchildren. She loved all of you and was so proud of you. We will miss her smile at St. John. She was such a dear lady. My deepest sympathy to all of you.
Message from Glen Kaemmerer
May 30, 2021 10:43 AM
I am very sorry to learn of your loss. I fondly remember your mom teaching Vacation Bible School at St. John’s UCC during our much younger years. My deepest sympathies to you and your entire family.
Message from Nancy Eisenhauer
May 30, 2021 8:24 AM
Gil, Ruth Elaine, and JIll, your mom was such a presence in my life. I remember her teaching VBS at church when I was a child, serving with my husband, Jim, as financial secretaries for church together, being active in Evening Circle, and overseeing the altar with my mom. I used to call them the church ladies. As I have taken over altar duties, I always made sure I asked Ruth's opinion on the newest altar cloth or banners. She was always an enthusiastic supporter of activities and events at church. I will miss her dearly. My sincere condolences to all of you.
Message from Judy Schmitt
May 29, 2021 8:34 PM
To all of Ruth’s loving family,
I am so sad to hear of Ruth’s passing. I certainly will miss her. She always was so thoughtful and kind. I remember back to the early years I was a member of St John and the Evening Circle. (Probably late 1970’s, early 80’s. She was President of the circle. She kept business meetings short and sweet!
Message from Kelly and Randy Barnes
May 28, 2021 12:20 PM
Our hearts break for Ruth's family. Wish we had a chance to meet her after hearing all the great stories from Jill and Ruth over the years. We are sending our love and hugs to all during this tough time.
Message from Colleen Mueller
May 27, 2021 12:25 PM
Ruth was MY Volunteer at Memorial Care Center. She put together my patient packets for as long as I can remember-even before I came here. She was so independent and proud of it. I loved that about her. We were just told that the Volunteers could come back to help us and I was really looking forward to seeing her again. Please know that she will be missed!!! I am so sorry for your loss of a wonderful person.