Ruth A. Quade, 75, of Rhinelander, died Aug. 15, 2012, at Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander. She was born on March 24, 1937, in Beaver Dam, to Eric and Erna (Hoefs) Reiher.
She married Donald D. Quade on Feb. 15, 1958. They lived in the Milwaukee area until 1973, when they moved their family to Rhinelander to live in Don’s childhood home on Lake George. Ruth raised four children and later worked as the “Sample Lady” at area grocery stores, which she truly enjoyed. Her passions were reading, baking the best pies known to man, bird-watching, going to church, gardening and talking about her cat, Inky.
She is survived by her children, Steven (Terry) Quade, Susan (Steven) Hansen, Michael (Patti) Quade, and Jennifer (Michael) White; grandchildren Michelle (John) Schnoor, Brian Quade, Amy (Chris) Tift, Lisa Hansen, Matthew, Benjamin and Bradley Quade, and Karen White; and her sister, Merita (Lynn) Messer. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Don.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 11 a.m., at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rhinelander with Pastor Norm Peterson officiating. Friends may call at church Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Interment will immediately follow the service at Forest Home Cemetery in Rhinelander.
(Hildebrand-Russ Funeral Home)