Ruth L. Kunnanz, age 95, of New London, died on Tuesday, March 22, 2016.
She was born on February 6, 1921 in Summit Lake, Wisconsin, daughter of the late Harold and Tess Mattmiller. On April 11, 1938, she was united in marriage to George M. Kunnanz in Antigo. He preceded her in death in 2008. Ruth spent the greater part of her life farming with her husband George. When he became disabled and they sold the farm, she went to work at the toy factory in Hortonville until they moved to New London. She went to work at the New London Hospital until she retired. After her retirement, she traveled throughout the United States. Besides traveling, she enjoyed working with plastic canvas and embroidering. The items she made were given to her children and grandchildren. She was a member of Most Precious Blood Catholic Church in New London.
She is survived by her children, Ruth K. Booher, Menasha; George P. (Judith) Kunnanz, Clintonville; grandchildren: Judy (Ed) Coonen, Neenah; Jeanette (Jim) Klundt, Sherwood; James Booher, Oshkosh; June (Brent) Olson, Neenah; Joyce (Chris) Eaton, Neenah; Peter (Becky) Kunnanz, Bear Creek; Laura Kunnanz and her fiancé Dan, Clintonville; 16 great-grandchildren and 21 great-great-grandchildren; siblings: Richard Mattmiller and special friend Sandy, Green Bay; Vernon (Janice) Mattmiller, Antigo; Aurel Mattmiller, Plover; Marilyn (William) McKenna, Clemmon, NC and Merlin (Linda) Mattmiller, Sumter, SC. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law Elwood Booher; brothers and sisters-in-law: Edgar, Harold and Maxine, Walter and Beverly, Willard and Betty Mattmiller; and a great-grandchild Craig Klundt.
The Funeral Mass for Ruth will be held on Monday, March 28, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church in New London. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. A visitation for Ruth will be held at the Cline & Hanson Funeral Home in New London on Sunday, March 27, 2016 from 4-7 p.m. and on Monday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service.
The family would like to thank not only the nurses at Shawano Theda Care Medical, but also the Theda Care Hospice nurses and their complete team, for the loving care our mother and family received during this trying time.