Ruth Jane (Rockwell) Smith, 90, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Thursday, November 19, 2020 after a full, blessed life.
She was born July 12, 1930 in Sturgeon Bay to Joseph Rockwell and Edna Belle (Stakeman) Rockwell.
Ruth was a homemaker who also worked at Seville Organ Co. and Hatco in Sturgeon Bay. She enjoyed traveling, going to the casinos with family and friends. Ruth loved taking care of and being grandma to her granddaughters, Amy and Samantha.
There were certain things you would not (phone) call Ruth during, and they included: Jeopardy, Judge Judy, and especially, Wheel of Fortune. She also loved to read.
Ruth will be missed by her two daughters, Jane McGuire of Florida and Terry McGuire of Sturgeon Bay; two granddaughters, Samantha (Delchambre) (Drew) Pennington of Beloit and Amy (Delchambre) (Brian) Demeuse of Little Suamico; two great-granddaughters, Kjell and Rona Pennington; two sisters, Joan Krueger of Appleton and Dorothy Kintopf of Sturgeon Bay; and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, John McGuire; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Mae (Walter) Haase and Marion (Al) Ash; four brothers and three sisters-in-law, Leo (Dode) Rockwell, Jack Rockwell, Gene (Pat) Rockwell, and Butch (Janice) Rockwell; and other relatives.
Private services will be held at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with burial to follow in Bayside Cemetery. Family and friends may view the service on Ruth’s tribute page at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com after next Wednesday, November 25, 2020. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Ruth may also be shared with her family through her tribute page.
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