Ruth A. Wenzel, 102, passed away on Friday, March 23, 2018 at House of the Dove.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at St. John’s Catholic Church with Rev. Samuel Martin officiating. Music will be provided by Suzanne Golden and St. John’s Church Funeral & Adult Choirs. The eulogy will be given by brother Frederick J. “Fritz” Wenzel and niece Ann Wenzel. Burial will take place in Gate of Heaven Cemetery and nieces and nephews will serve as pallbearers. The visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 27 from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Rembs Funeral Home and on Wednesday from 9:30 am until service time at St. John’s Catholic Church. A combined St. John’s Parish and St. John’s Parish Council of Catholic Women rosary service will be held on Tuesday at 4:00 pm at the funeral home.
Ruth was born on September 21, 1915 in Marshfield, the oldest of 6 children, to Rudolph and Theresa (Kaholka) Wenzel and attended St. John’s Parochial School. She was a 1933 graduate of McKinley High School, Marshfield, where she was a member of the National Honor Society. In 1934 she began her career at the Marshfield Clinic where she was employed in Medical Transcription retiring as manager of that Department after 49 years. Ruth also volunteered at the Clinic and the Research Institute for over 30 years. She also was a volunteer for 20 years at the information desk at the clinic and also brought communion to the sick in the hospital for many years. She was a lifelong member of St. John’s Catholic Church and the Parish Council of Catholic Women.
Ruth is survived by 1 sister and 2 brothers, Mary (Don) Watson of Athens, GA, Frederick J. “Fritz” Wenzel of Monona and John Wenzel of Sayner. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents, a brother, Richard Wenzel, a sister, Margaret “Marge” Eggebrecht, sister-in-laws, Zula Mae Wenzel, Sandy Wenzel, Jo Wenzel and nephew Mark Wenzel.
Memorials may be designated in Ruth’s name to St. John’s Catholic Church or to the Marshfield Medical Research Institute.
Condolences may be sent online to www.rembsfh.com