Ruth Kugel (1929 – 2005)
Ruth E. Kugel, age 75 a resident of Racine passed away peacefully in her sleep and was called home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 30, 2005.
Ruth was born on May 12, 1929 to Harvey and Angeline (Mikulecky) Hope.
She graduated from William Horlick High School in 1947.
She married Harvey (Sparky) Hess Jr. in November 1947 and they separated in 1959. She then married Paul Kugel Jr. in July of 1962 and they were married 33 years before he preceded her in death on March 6, 1996.
Ruth was a member of Racine Assembly of God Church. Her favorite things to do were Bible Study reading, interacting with her many friends and family, both old and new, crocheting, playing scrabble and games. She had worked at golfing in the Tuesday AM ladies golf league at Washington Park. She loved all her friends at the Lincoln Villas. She would want all to know that Jesus loves you very much and He died for you, and with Him you find the peace and purpose you long for.
Ruth is survived by three sons, Bruce (Sandy) Hess, Brian (Jan ) Hess, Brad (Naomi) Kugel, two daughters Joy (Norv) Thompson, Paulette (Larry) Cornell, two step-sons, Larry (Ann) Jordan, and Rick (Hope) Jordan, sister Joan (Ray) Mohr, Mother-in-law Ann Kugel, step-father Dwight Gilbert, Aunt Nona Williams, Brothers-in-law Mel (Carol) Kugel and Jim (Jean) Simmons, Sisters-in-law Barbara Kugel and Mary (Frank) Smith, Uncle Harvey (Mary) Mikulecky, grandchildren Paul (Jodie) Hess, April (Tim) Otto, Adam Hess, Jessica, Brandon, and Brad Kugel Jr., Corey, Brianna and Ben Thompson, Alexandra Croson, Elyse Cornell, step-grandchildren Kristen Obernberger, Sam, Ezra, Jordan and Gabe Rouse, great grandchildren Collin Otto Josh and Austin Hess, step-great grandchildren John and Ben Otto and Faith Obernberger, Amber, Angeline and Brad Kugel III. Ruth is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
The family would like to thank Dr. Tierney and the nursing staff at All Saints for their dedication and care of Ruth throughout the last years.
A special mention also goes to Ruths neighbor Norma Hansen, whom acted as her earthly guardian angel.
A memorial service for Ruth will be held on Wednesday May 4, 2005 at 2:00PM at Racine Assembly of God. (1325 Airline Road; intersection of Spring Street and Airline Road) Visitation will be on Wednesday at the church from 1:00 PM until the time of service. Private burial will take place at West Lawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers memorials would be appreciated to the Racine Assembly of God Church, the American Heart Association or the Cancer Society.