Ruth Clara Rehfeld
June 2, 1932 - January 13, 2021
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Found peace on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at the age of 88. Beloved wife of the late Heinz Rehfeld. Beloved mother of Linda (Mark) Klemm and David (Beverly) Rehfeld. Dearest Omi of Austin, Sarah, Joshua, Nikolas, and Lukas. Beloved sister of the late Hildegard (the late Willi). Dear sister-in-law of, Waltraud (the late Helmut), Willi…

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David Rehfeld left a message on February 11, 2021:
Thank you to all that have shared warm messages and condolences to our family! We are forever grateful to the many friends that my Mom (and Dad) had made over all the years and the German community they were so much a part of. On behalf of Linda and I and our families- We say "thank you" and Gods blessings on you! We will we miss you, Mom! David
Karen B Rinaldi left a message on January 22, 2021:
Unser herzlichsten Beileid. Karin Badzio Rinaldi und Familie
Tom Augustine left a message on January 22, 2021:
May God grant you solace at this time. Your mother was a beautiful person. Cherish the memories knowing they will bring a smile, laughter and tears. God Bless you Linda and David as well as the entire family.
Cornelia Ille-Hoekstra left a message on January 21, 2021:
Dear Linda, David and Family, I was shocked to hear of Ruth's passing. She was always so full of energy and life! I have many fond memories of Ruth from the time your parents were Prinzenpaar of the Spielmannszug till present day. I always enjoyed talking to her. She always had advice to offer! She loved the Damenchor and was an avid supporter of the Deutsche Schule. I remember coming to your parents house for Board meeting and everything was always immaculate. I often wondered how she did it! She loved her family and would always have a story to tell about how proud she was of all of you! Our heartfelt sympathies to your family. She will be missed! Cornelia, Alex and Anna Ille-Hoekstra
Heidi Janzen/O'Brien left a message on January 21, 2021:
Dearest Linda and David, My thoughts are with you as you grieve this big loss. Sending a virtual hug. I have such vivid memories of your mom from my time as a kid in the Spielmannszug. What a beautiful obituary you put together of your mother. It warmed my heart. It also made me laugh out loud … the "force to be reckoned with" part. With all of the stubborn old German men around that force was needed. :) Seriously, as a young girl I took note of that and learn something from the power she had and used. Please come out to Carl Schurz Park this summer and we can toast to your mom. Gerhard and Hildegard have my number. Sincerely, Heidi Janzen/O'Brien
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Cindy and Joe Schaefer left a message on January 20, 2021:
Linda and family we are sorry to hear about your mom/grandmother's passing. We pray for peace and strength as you hold the memories you shared together with her close in your heart.
Cynthia left a message on January 19, 2021:
Lord in the absence of Ruth’s earthly presence, we thank you for the gift of time with which she was blessed with her family. I thank you for your selection of Ruth for David. Her life experiences were a portion of your shaping him into the man he is and is coming to be for his own family, Linda and the body of Christ. May this knowledge provide comfort and joy.
Werner E. Scherr left a message on January 18, 2021:
Our condolences and heart felt sympathy to the family to whom she devoted her love and life. She was a dynamic leader in word and deed. She was always willing to push or to appropriately dig in. She was principled and willing to help . Our German community will long remember her.
Erna Spiegelberg left a message on January 17, 2021:
My condolences to the family, Gods blessings to you all Ruth will be mist by me a very good friend to Ruth and Family Love Erna Spiegelberg
Roger and Joan Green left a message on January 17, 2021:
We will miss not seeing Ruth taking her daily strolls down the street and stopping for a chat. So many memories of both her and Heinz, remember the day they moved in and I felt like one of my German Aunt and Uncle had arrived. Her picture on the Lowenbrau ad and hearing all about her visits to Germany. She was one great lady and we’ll miss her.
Dr. James Norden left a message on January 17, 2021:
Ruth was such an important member of the German community and singing choruses. She became a very good friend of mine, asking me to help with the Damenchor many times. Her sense of humor was always appreciated by me, welcoming me with open arms when we would meet. She will be missed. James Norden
Irene Goedde left a message on January 17, 2021:
Ruth was a very proud president of the Milwaukee Damenchor that she founded 31 years ago. It was an honor to have known her and and she will never be forgotten. Our deepest sympathy to her family. She will be deeply missed by all the Damenchor ladies and her chair will be empty at monday night rehearsals. Rest in peace, dear Ruth. We love you, The Milwaukee
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