Passed away peacefully on Monday, July 5, 2021, at her home; at the age of 88 years. The daughter of the late Richard and Minnie (Krueger) Welke, Ruth was born on February 25, 1933 in Lakefield Township, Michigan. She graduated from Merrill High School with the class of 1951. Ruth lived on a farm most of her life. She enjoyed spinning her own yarn and knitting.
Surviving is her very dear friend: Maxine Diener; and her cousin: Shirley Bluemer. Besides her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by three brothers: Paul Welke, George Welke and Mike Welke.
A private committal service will take place at Lakefield Township Cemetery. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted with W. L. Case and Company Funeral Chapel. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a charity of your choice.