(nee Rang) Ruth was born January 19, 1929 in Milwaukee Wisconsin to Charles and Bessie (nee Markert) Rang and passed away on August 26, 2018, at the age of 89. She grew up in Milwaukee and graduated from Rufus King High School in 1947. After working various jobs including the Cotton Shop in Milwaukee, she met and married Leonard Nelson on September 7th, 1950. Lenny passed on April 11, 1984 leaving Ruth a widow at age 55.
Ruth leaves behind a son Marc (Lynn Anne Huber) and daughter Kim (Norm Wahn) Nelson of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Charles, Michael (Meghan), and David Wahn, Eddie (Julie Danninger) and Ella Nelson, plus two great granddaughters, Emelia June and Elliana Ruth Wahn. She also leaves behind many other family and friends.
Visitation will be on Saturday, September 1, 2018 from 3pm until the time of service at 5pm at Mount Zion Lutheran Church (12012 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa). Committal service at Wisconsin Memorial Park on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 12 Noon.
Memorials to Tosa Cares are appreciated.
"You can shed tears that she is gone,
or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she'll come back,
or you can open your eyes and see all she's left.
Your heart can be empty because you can't see her,
or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her only that she is gone,
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind,
be empty and turn your back.
Or you can do what she'd want:
Smile, open your eyes, love and go on and 'have a party'."