Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Ruth I. Seeber
July 6, 1927 - January 9, 2017 (Age 89)
Watertown, WI
Service: January 13, 2017
Ruth I. Seeber
Ruth I. Seeber, age 89, of Watertown, passed away on Monday, January 9, 2017, at Marquardt Health Center in Watertown.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 13, 2017, at 11 a.m., at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Watertown with Rev. Victor Tegtmeier officiating. Burial will take place in the Lutheran Cemetery in Watertown. Family and friends may gather at the Hafemeister Funeral Home on Thursday, from 5 until 8 p.m. and at the Church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Memorials may be directed to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Marquardt Hospice or the charity of one’s choice. Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Ruth Irene Hoefs was born on July 6, 1927 in Watertown, the daughter of Walter and Irene (nee Dobbratz) Hoefs. On October 2, 1948, she was united in marriage to Richard “Chip” Seeber. Chip preceded her in death on August 7, 2005. She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Watertown.
In her earlier years, Ruth was employed at Village Blacksmith in Watertown and Bethesda Lutheran Home. She was an excellent cook and baker who enjoyed gardening, time spent at the lake cottage, fishing, an occasional casino trip with Chip, Skippo, watching her Badgers and Packers and her beloved dog, Minnie. Ruth’s main focus was her family. She never ended a sentence without saying “thank you”. As her health declined, her mantra became “tomorrow will be better.”
Survivors include children Susan (Randy) Blasing, Watertown, Christine (Richard) Wendorf, Rochelle, Illinois, Michael (Melanie) Seeber, Hortonville and Nancy (Jim) Foltz, Watertown; grandchildren Scott (fiancée Melissa Sellnow) Blasing, Eric (Leah) Blasing, Brian (Kim) Wendorf, Kari (Art) Ortega, Matthew (Tasha) Wendorf, Anne (Beto) Yanez-Seeber, Jake and Kate Seeber, Tanya (Jeff) Sinkler, Brad (Theresia) Foltz and Lisa (Mike) Kolpack; 20 great grandchildren; sisters Carol (Fred) Busler, Anita (Jerry) Caine and Irene Paulson; sister-in-law Betty (Bob) Zimmerman; numerous nieces and nephews; and her faithful companion, Minnie.
Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Lorraine and Bill Krueger and brother-in-law Ken Finder.
Ruth’s family wishes to thank Marquardt Hospice, especially Maria, Jane, Deb and Debbie, for Mom’s loving care.
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