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Ruth Anna

Merten, Ruth A.
nee Ristow of Charlottesville VA, formerly of New Berlin, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, April 28, 2010, at the age of 92 years. Loving wife for 62 years of the late Gilbert E. “Gil” Merten. Dear mother of Alan Sally Merten of Fairfax, VA., Jane Walt Thompson of Palmyra, VA., and James Barbara Merten of Shoreview, MN. Grandmother of Eric Kristin Merten, Melissa Bill Belleville, Matthew Polly Merten, Ellen Michael Carlson, Craig Gwen Thompson and Scott Rachael Thompson. Great Grandmother- The joy of her life- of Annika and Alex Merten, Henrik and Abbott Carlson, Katie Jane and Claire Thompson, Shiloh and Sage Thompson, Ryan and Adam Merten and Wyatt and Will Belleville. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many special friends who called her Grandma.
Visitation Tuesday, May 4, from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM at DIVINE PEACE EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH, 3203 S. 76th St., followed by the Funeral Service at 2:00 PM. Interment Good Hope Cemetery.
Ruth was a member of Wisconsin Lutheran High School Ladies Guild and Rexnord Retiree Club.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Divine Peace Ev. Lutheran Church or the charity of your choice appreciated.
Klemmer Scheuerell Johnson Reiss
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william & rosa belleville

Our sympathy to her family and friends. She was without a doubt , a loving and caring person. We will always remember her energy and a smile that you don’t easily forget! May God Bless Ruth and her family , in the times ahead.

Darrell & Pat Doll

The last time we saw Ruth was at Evelyn Guenther’s funeral visitation. Ruth called and asked if it was convenient for us to pick her up on our way to the visitation. We were so impressed with her positive spirit and her up-to-date skills, like keeping in touch with her family via e-mail. We were glad we had the opportunity to spend that little bit of time with her. Something about those card club members – so many of them blessed with long lives.

Kirk Krempel

Ruth and her sister Alma brought joy to the many people who were fortunate to be with them, including especially me.

During the past ten years, I have had a chance to bring my family to my home state of Wisconsin only three times. Each time the first on our list to visit was Aunt Ruth. We were able to spend quite a bit of quality time with her, and her kindness and respect were a fine example to my family and me. Our future visits to Wisconsin will not be the same without her.

Ruth’s three children were very blessed to have a mother like her. What an inspiration and zeal for life that Ruth always displayed!

Charlene Laimon Pingel

Our deepest condolences. I remember the good times we had over your dad?s shoe store, sneaking to watch ?The Guiding Light? with our moms. And I am sure that John remembers the good times with Jim.

From Charlene and Lorraine Laimon and family.

Pete & Judy Rankin

Please know that our thoughts and
prayers are with you–we loved Ruth
she was such a fun person. God Bless.

Beverly Terrell

Mrs. Merten was a wonderful friend. We talked about our life, and she taught me a history lesson about our country. I thank you for allowing me to share a part of your family.

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