Ruth’s Story

Site created on March 30, 2018

Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.


Ruth (Mom) the Brave, Courageous, Kind, Loving, Adventurous. If your story were to be put in to song or tales, you would have so many portrayals for your character. Your beaming smile lightens up a room and your beautiful voice and spirit fills it. 


Ruth has had a long history of battling cancer which started in 1991 where she was able to attain remission for a good long while. During this period, she was able to watch both of her children graduate high school and college, be a part of her husband's journey and completion of college, both of her children's weddings, and the birth of her grandson among many other achievements. This time has also allowed for so many adventures and explorations around the world with the love of her life, Doug (Dad). 


Unfortunately, the past few years have brought different iterations of cancer back in to our lives for Ruth to battle which part of that has developed in to Stage 4 Breast Cancer.  As always, Ruth has approached this with dignity and courage. Words are not enough to express how proud we are of Ruth and how much we love her!

Newest Update

Journal entry by Kristin Willcutt

Here are the dates/times for the funeral and visitation. Please share as needed. 

Visitation: Thursday, April 26th at Gunderson Funeral Home in Stoughton
4:00-7:30pm with a short prayer service at 7:30pm. 

Funeral: Friday, April 27th at Evansville United Methodist Church 
Short visitation from 10:00-11:00am, service at 11:00am with a lunch following at the church. 

There will be a private burial after the luncheon. 


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