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Ruth Truttschel

Mar 28, 1926 - Mar 29, 2024


Ruth Truttschel, age 98, formerly of Sussex and Menomonee Falls, WI, passed away Friday March 29, 2024. Ruth was born March 28, 1926, in Sheboygan Falls to the late Willard and Ludwina (Dick) Sonnenburg. She attended Sheboygan schools and was a graduate of North High School. Ruth was united in marriage to the late William J. Truttschel on June 21, 1948, at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church.
Ruth graduated from The University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She was a member of Sussex Hamilton’s school board and served as school board president. Her campaign slogan was “When you’re in the booth, vote for Ruth!” While living in retirement at The Villages, FL, she was proud of achieving 4 holes in one on the golf course.
Survivors include her children: Robert (Garilyn) Truttschel of Oconomowoc, William Jr. (Darla) Truttschel of Hartland, Michael (Kathryn) Truttschel of Sussex, Thomas (Denise) Truttschel of Colgate, Nancy (Dan) Hoffman of Madiera Beach, FL, Peter (Sharon) Truttschel of Menomonee Falls, Mary Ziemer of Milwaukee, and a brother Donald Sonnenburg of Georgia, 9 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, husband William, grandson Timothy, son-in-law Larry Ziemer, brothers Robert (Barbara) Sonnenburg and William (Gladys) Sonnenburg, sisters Mary (Norman) Fletcher and Doris (John) Beach, and a sister-in-law Betty Mae Sonnenburg.
Family and friends may gather at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 818 Huron Ave. Sheboygan on Tuesday April 9, 2024, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of Mass at 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow in the Calvary Cemetery, Sheboygan.


Date: Tuesday Apr 9, 2024
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church [map]

Funeral Mass

Date: Tuesday Apr 9, 2024
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church [map]



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Bill Sonnenburg

I am so sorry for your loss. I fondly remember those visits in the distant past to Aunt Ruth and Uncle Bill's in Menomonee Falls. Thinking of you, Bill


I met Ruth here at the Highlands playing bridge she was an excellent player. Later we met in the basement Sunday morning when Michael would pick her up for church. I will truly miss her smile we had big families in common.

Heidi Sonnenburg

My heart goes out to all of you with your loss of Ruth. ❤️ Sending hugs and love, Heidi Sonnenburg

Tom Hall

To my number 1 Sirxon golf ball fan. Rest in peace. Tom Ps Yogie