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Ruth Haberstich, 93, Brown County

Ruth Haberstich, 93, formerly of Seymour, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at Brown County Health and Living Community.

She was born May 17, 1920, in Bensenville, Ill. Ruth was daughter of Emil A. and Mary Ann (Schultz) Schoppe. She married Howard Henry Haberstich Nov. 20, 1943, in Bensenville. He preceded her in death Jan. 8, 2004.

Mrs. Haberstich, who many knew as “Ruthie,” worked at Hulda’s Restaurant and Gift Shop for many years, retiring in 1987. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and Seymour Elks Ladies Auxiliary. She liked to play pinochle and euchre; she also enjoyed crafts, cooking, reading, bird watching, and writing in her journal. Since moving to Greentree Assisted Living and Brown County Health and Living, she has been under the care of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Columbus.

She is survived by her children, Carol (Meredith) Lee of Brown County and Connie (Robert) Freson of Williams, Ariz.; a granddaughter, Allison (Brett) White; great-granddaughters, Madison and Kaitlin White; a sister, Hildegard Schulze; a nephew; and several nieces.

She was preceded in death by her husband; son, Howard “Howie” Haberstich; and a sister, Evelyn Schulze.

A memorial service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Columbus, with Pastor Patrick Galligar officiating and assisted by Larry Klebenow. Visitation will take place from 9 a.m. until time of the service.

Burial will take place at a later date at Lakewood Memorial Park in Elgin, Ill.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Care Ministry in Columbus or First Presbyterian Church in Seymour.

All arrangements have been entrusted to Voss and Sons Funeral Service and Tri-County Crematory, Seymour.

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    BC Sheriff's Merit Board
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  • November 28
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • November 29
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