RUTH E. PROWATZKE
Mrs. Ruth Prowatzke, of Washington Ave. in Cedarburg, formerly of West Allis, passed away Monday afternoon, October 7, 2013, at Lasata Nursing Home in Cedarburg. She was 87 years old. Ruth was born in Milwaukee on March 25, 1926, daughter of George and Hilda Priese Fluegel. She attended local schools and graduated from Rufus King High School with the Class of 1944. On November 6, 1951 Ruth was united in marriage with Carl Prowatzke at Gospel Lutheran Church in Milwaukee. The couple settled in Milwaukee and raised their family. Mrs. Prowatzke had worked as a Teachers Aide for the Milwaukee Public School system. Her husband preceded her in death in 1991, and in 2006 she moved to Cedarburg to be closer to her daughter. Ruth was an active member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Cedarburg, where she had also belonged to the L-4 group. She enjoyed reading, knitting, sewing as well as visiting with and caring for her grandchildren. She is survived by her two children: Mark (Suzanne) Prowatzke of Mill Neck, NY and Marlyn (Chuck) Gassert of Cedarburg, six grandchildren:Sara (Dan) Wenger, Adam Prowatzke, Elsa (Matthew) Gumm, Heidi (Jacob) Curtis, Philip and Carl Gassert. Further survivors include 5 great-grandchildren: Lea, Jonas, Anneliese, Maryke and Naomi, sisters-in-law June Fluegel of Waukesha, Elaine Fluegel of Aurora, CO and Florence Lipski of Littleton, CO, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband Carl and two brothers: Ralph and Howard Fluegel. Funeral Services will be held at 11AM on Thursday, October 10 at the Eernisse Funeral Home, 1167 Washington Ave., Cedarburg. The Rev. Mark Rohrback will preside. She will be laid to rest beside her husband at Graceland Cemetery in Milwaukee. The family will receive visitors at the Funeral Home in Cedarburg on Thursday from 9-11AM. Online condolences many be left at www.eernissefuneralhome.com . Memorials are suggested to Redeemer Lutheran Church, Lutheran Bible Translators or to WELS Lutherans For Life.
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Thinking of Ruth makes me smile. She was the kind of person that made you feel welcome and comfortable. She always showed a genuine interest in what you were doing. She lived her faith and is now rejoicing with her Savio... more
What I remember the most about Aunt Ruth was her great sense of humor. She was always fun to be around. She was kind to everyone. My mother was "little" Ruth because she was so short, and Aunt Ruth was "big" Ruth beca... more