My deepest condolences to Bill, Bridget, and Megan on the loss of your devoted wife and Mom. I know she is devoted to you because she told me.
Ruth and I were work friends for 14 years at Childrens Wiscinsin.
We talked, we worked, we vented, we laughed. Ruth and I shared stories about our kids and family and work. She was a very good friend to me.
Ruth's hilarious sense of humor made my day often.
I will miss her forever. I know she is with her Lord.
Ruth, now you will show off your " super user " skills in heaven. (private joke)
Auntie Tootse! An aunt by any other name would not be an aunt. Auntie is what most Indian families call their aunts, and Tootse is a nickname my mom had for her, so she's been auntie Tootse my whole life. I always felt awkward calling her Ruth... It seemed so formal, but auntie Tootse was about as informal as it gets, so I picked the name I used based on present company.
I don't have the time, and words can't express how much she meant to me, so I'll be brief. I remember my early childhood was filled with her presence; visits to Utah to see us, and our drives to WI to see her. As I got older, she was the cool aunt that gave us random sweepstakes swag every time we visited! (I'm sure she was just cleaning out her basement, but it was like Christmas for us!)
Fast forward several more years and she was my fellow cheese head! My wife Meredith and I are die-hard Packers fans, and there wasn't a time we saw her or spoke on the phone that Packers weren't part of the conversation; even through her battle with cancer, we kept up with Packers news on facetime several times a month. When we visited last year right after she retired, we made loose plans to come back and see a game a Lambeau together... It makes me so sad we won't be able to do share that together.
I hate that she never got to enjoy her retirement. I hate that we didn't get to see a Packers game together. I hate I wasn't able to be there during her last days... But dispite how I feel about those things, there are things I love too.
I love that she was my friend and my aunt. I love that I got to spend to much time with her; especially recently. But more than anything, I love that she was a child of God. I love that she is sitting at the feet of her savior Jesus Christ; basking in his glory and praising his name! And as much as I wish she was still here with us, I wish much more that I was there with her.
I eagerly await the day the Lord calls me home and I too can experience what John records in Revelation 21:
“And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away."”
I love you, and miss you, and am confident you'll hear your savior say these words: "well done, Auntie Tootse, my good and faithful servant!"
My sincere condolences to the family of Ruth Brummond. I am so sorry to hear of Ruth's passing. We attended school together in Truman, MN, what a great place to grow up.
Although we had not seen each other in many year, except for high school reunions, it is obvious that Ruth was a beautiful and loving person and I hope those memories comfort you and give you peace.
Ruth was such a wonderful person and her love of ultrasound was truly an inspiration to everyone she worked with. I worked with her for many years at children’s and learned so much from her. My heartfelt thoughts go out to her family. She will be greatly missed.
Our condolences to the Brummond and Roehrs families.
We had the most wonderful stay at Ruth's a few years ago, and a fun trip to Chicago.
May the Lords love comfort you all !
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
When I think of Ruth, the first thing that comes to mind is her welcome smile. Even if she was not having a good day or hurting, you wouldn't really know it.
Loved the years in Bible study with her. Her wisdom she would bring always seemed to come at the right time. When I first tasted her amazing baking, I couldn't wait to eat them again at some other kind of event.
Her loving spirit, care for others and love for the Lord shined through the more you got to know.
Prayers to the family. That the Lords peace, love and comfort surround you all during this time and in the years a head.
Knowing she is home with the Lord now is a comfort and to know we will see her again.
Bill, Bridget, Megan
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Ruth. I always admired her generous nature and love for her girls. We had some good times with all the New Berlin West girls in the neighborhood who Ruth welcomed in and fed with her wonderful baking. She was a remarkable woman. May her memory be a blessing to your family.
Our prayers go out to Ruth's families. Her red hair and bright smile is remembered by this fellow classmate.
Our condolences to the Brummond and Roehrs families. I haven't seen much of Ruth since HS, but I got to know her in school. I would see her bright smile and red hair many times every day as our lockers were next to each other for 4 years. She was a very nice person and it sad to see her leave us. But I know she is in a better place. She has received the reward we hope for.
I am so very sorry for your loss. She is a blessed memory to so veery many!
Ruth loved her God and family. It has been an honor to get know her through her sister Elaine. We will miss you here and see you in heaven.
I am so sorry to hear of Ruth's illness and passing. I worked with her at the hospital and offsite clinics for many years in Imaging. She was a beautiful person, inside and out. Prayers for the family at this difficult time.
I met Ruth in 1994 at Children's Hosp. I enjoyed all of our conversations together and learned so much from her. My sincerest condolences to Ruth's family. My heart goes out to all of you.
I send my prayers and thoughts to all of Ruth's family and friends
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.