Ruth Engleman age 83, of Oakridge Senior Living in Stevens Point, passed away Monday January 9, 2012 at St. Michaels Hospital.
Funeral services for Ruth will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday January 14, 2012 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church. The Rev's Dee Webber and Howard Hintzman will officiate. Visitation will be from 1:00 PM until the time of service at the church on Saturday.
Ruth was born October 1, 1928 in Gering, NE, the daughter of Jacob and Eva (Knaub) Wegelin. She graduated from Scottsbluff High School in 1947. Ruth married Donald Engleman on December 14, 1947 in Scottsbluff, NE. The couple stayed in Nebraska until moving to California in 1951.
After 10 years on the West Coast, they returned to Nebraska, where Ruth worked at Montgomery Ward in Scottsbluff. In 1983 Don died in a farming accident, and Ruth moved to California in 1984 to be near her siblings.
In 2002 Ruth moved to Stevens Point and into the Oakridge Senior Living facility, to be close to her daughter Peggy and her family. During her time in Wisconsin, Ruth became an avid Packer, Brewer, and Badger fan, as well as remaining a loyal Cornhusker fan. She loved being active in her church, and spending time with family and friends.
Ruth is survived by her four children: Larry (Tami) Engleman, Scottsbluff, NE; Tom Engleman, Gering, NE; Steve (Marilyn) Engleman, Morrill, NE; Peggy(Bill) Selck, Stevens Point. 9 grandchildren: Cari, Kinsey, Julia, Holly, Michael, Heather, Kate, Kassie, Drew. 14 great grandchildren and her sister Freda Heimbuck, Mission Viejo, CA. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Don, her grandson Brandon, 6 brothers and 1 sister.
The family would like to thank Dr. Anthony George and the caring nursing staff in the 2nd floor ICU unit of St. Michael's Hospital for the wonderful care that they gave to Ruth during her time with them.
Memorials in lieu of flowers will be established in her name for St. Paul United Methodist Church and the 2nd floor ICU Unit at St. Michaels Hospital. Memorials can be sent to attention of Peggy Selck @ 2533 Algoma Street, Stevens Point WI 54481
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