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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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  • December 18
    WRAPS meetings
    7 to 9 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • December 18
    Nashville Town Council
    6:30 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • December 19
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • December 19
    Christmas sing-along at The Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 19
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 19
    Live hip hop music at dance barn
    7 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 20
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 20
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 20
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 21
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 21
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains´╗┐
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
    Candlelight service set for Christmas Eve
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 27
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West