Ruth M. Rushlow

Ruth M. Rushlow

Ruth M. Rushlow, age 84, went home to be with her Savior on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was born in Shawano, WI on December 14, 1932, the daughter of Richard and Elsa Tonn. Ruth was baptized and confirmed at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano, and graduated from Shawano High School. On February 7, 1959 Ruth married Frederick Rushlow. Together they moved to Stoughton in 1969 where they were active in the community and served as Syttende Mai King and Queen in 1988. Central to Ruth’s life were her faith and her family. Together with several dedicated families Ruth and Fred helped establish Good Shepherd by the Lake Lutheran Church where they were active members. Ruth is survived by her four children, Fritz (Sheila), Paul (Jana), David (Kial), and Sarah (Erik Ebert) Rushlow; and 10 grandchildren, Maddie, Fritzie, Carter, Eliza, Shae, Joseph, Benjamin, Kimberly, Tate and Isaac. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Fred; brother, Robert (Marge) Tonn; and sister, Connie (Lou) Sprissler. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Good Shepherd by the Lake Lutheran Church, 1860 Highway 51, Stoughton, with Rev. Todd McVey officiating. Friends and relatives are invited to a luncheon, immediately following, in the church fellowship hall. Friends may greet the family at church from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Friday, February 3, 2017, and from 10:00 AM until the time of services Saturday. Ruth will be laid to rest beside her husband in Woodlawn Cemetery at 1:00 PM on Monday, February 6, 2017. Memorials may be made to Good Shepherd by the Lake Lutheran Church or to the Stoughton Senior Center. Please share your memories of Ruth.

Cress Funeral Service
206 W. Prospect Street
Stoughton, WI 53589
(608) 873-9244

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