Ruth Kaemper, nee Gass, 91, of Millstadt Twp., IL, died April 29, 2018, in Waterloo, IL. She was born October 15, 1926, in Burksville, IL.
She is survived by her children Cheryl Chamberlain, Mary (Cletus) Neff, and Karen (Craig) Foster; grandchildren Brian (Dena) Chamberlain, Kelly (Tom Voellinger) Chamberlain, & Brad (Kathy) Chamberlain, Sarah (Nick) Kassing, Clint (Julie MacBush) Neff, Michelle (Clinton) Crider, & Nicholas (Katie Millang) Neff, Cole (Rachel Emling) Foster, and Claire Foster; great grandchildren Maeve and Reid Chamberlain, Evan Chamberlain, Jake Chamberlain, Noah, Sydney, and Natalie Kassing, and Austin and Waylon Crider; sister Florence Kempf; brothers William Gass and Earl Gass; nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Ruth is preceded in death by her husband Armin E. Kaemper, daughter Barbara Kaemper; her parents Casper and Hilda Gass (nee Haltenhoff); sisters Lucille Gass (in infancy), Jean Smith; brothers Paul and Marvin Gass; sisters-in-law; and brothers-in-law.
She was a member of St. Paul UCC - Floraville (past president), Millstadt VFW Post 7980-Aux (past president), Floraville Home Extension (charter member); Floraville 4-H Leader; past president Monroe County Council for the Handicapped; owned and operated Ruth's Catering Service.
The family expresses their sincere appreciation for her 12 years of care at Oak Hill.
As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to:
St. Paul Floraville Cemetery Fund, Millstadt Senior Center, or Oak Hill Activity Fund
4 PM to 8 PM Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Quernheim Funeral Home
9 AM until time of service Friday
10 AM Friday, May 4, 2018 at Quernheim Funeral Home in Waterloo, IL
Pastor Matt Friz officiating
Interment at St. Paul Cemetery in Floraville, IL