Ruth Volbrecht, age 98 of Madison, formerly of Montello, entered her heavenly home peacefully on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the VA Hospital in Madison. She was the daughter of Ross and Sadie Gaylord, born in the Town of Marion, Waushara County on March 9, 1915. Ruth attended schools in Wautoma and Stevens Point College. After her schooling she taught school in Waushara County for nine years. During WW II she served as a WAC from 1943 -1946 at Stewart Field, NY. On April 20, 1946 Ruth married Melvin Volbrecht of Montello and they lived and farmed in the Town of Packwaukee until they retired in 1994. Following their retirement they moved to Cottage Grove. After Mel’s passing Ruth moved to Westminster Independent Living in Madison where she was residing. Her interests were many including Trinity Ladies Aid and church projects, gardening, flowers, crafts, cooking and baking.
Survivors include her son, Roger (Sherrie) Volbrecht, Monroe; daughter in law, Randa Volbrecht, MI; two granddaughters, Jessica (Foti) Volbrecht, Athens, Greece and her mother, Ruth O’Connor and Jennifer Volbrecht, MI; two step granddaughters, Lisa (Tony) Peck, KS and Jessica (David) Gundlach, Madison; sister in law, Bernice Gaylord, Wautoma; two nieces, Sharon (John) Graff, MS and Ruth (Phil) Spade, MI; other relatives and friends. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin; son, Larry; daughter in law, Ramona Volbrecht; sister, Sara Fitzpatrick and brother, George Gaylord.
A funeral service for Ruth will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Packwaukee. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Town of Packwaukee with full military honors being presented by American Legion Post #351 of Montello. A visitation will be held on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of service at the church.
“Be not sorrowful that I am gone
and my earthly life is done. Be
not sad I passed away, for in you,
I live each day. I have lived a full
and fruitful life. So do not mourn,
and do not weep, for I have
earned this peaceful sleep.”
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