On Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Ruth of Waupaca, WI was called to heaven.
Ruth was born in Manawa, Wisconsin on July 11, 1917 to Clarissa and Raymond Stevens. As a teenager, Ruth moved to Scandinavia, WI to live with her sister and attend high school. In 1937, she became the only member among her siblings to earn a high school diploma. Ruth attended cosmetology school in Appleton and worked as a beautician in Stevens Point and Waupaca. She married Carl Anderson on May 25, 1940. Together they had three children: Carole, Jon, and Julie. Ruth devoted her time to raising her family, caring for her mother, and volunteering at Trinity Lutheran Church, United Methodist Church, and Shepherd of the Lakes. She was a member of Waupaca Pythian Sisters. In the early 1970’s she found a new career that suited her talents as a seamstress and her interest in fashion. For over 23 years Ruth truly loved working at Meredith’s Fashion Shop in Waupaca along with her friends, Ingrid, Ramona, and Leah. In her spare time Ruth enjoyed gardening, baking, reading and discussing the Bible, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Ruth is survived by her children: Carole (Wayne) Schroeder, Appleton; Jon (Judy) Anderson, Waupaca; and Julie (Brad) Walborn, Weyauwega; grandchildren: Barbara (Dan) Mincheff, Laurie (Jeff) Krueger, Cristi (Matthew) Spence, Scott Anderson (special friend, Andrea Weiler), Glenn Walborn; great-grandchildren: Dawson, Tyler, and Arya Krueger; Katherine and Meghan Spence. Also, very special relatives, Herbert and Laurel Anderson.
The funeral service will be held on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Holly Funeral Home in Waupaca, WI with Rev. Jennifer DeNetz, officiating, and Rev. Fred Lueders delivering the eulogy. In lieu of flowers please direct your memorials to the South New Hope Cemetery Association or the Little Wolf Cemetery Association. The Holly Funeral Home of Waupaca, WI assisted the family with arrangements. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff and volunteers at Bethany Home in Waupaca for the loving care they showed Mom over the past two years.