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Quernheim Funeral Home
Monday September 5th, 2022
4:00pm - 8:00pm

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Tuesday September 6th, 2022
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St. Augustine of Canterbury Church - Hecker, IL
Tuesday September 6th, 2022

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Ruth Ann Cortner

Ruth Ann Cortner, nee Brenning, 79, of Waterloo, IL, died August 30, 2022, in Red Bud, IL. She was born December 13, 1942, in Sparta, IL.

    She is survived by her husband Roger Cortner (married 55 years); children Brian (Jeanette) Cortner and Denise (Chris) Rennegarbe; grandchildren Elizabeth Davis, Emily Cortner, Tricia, Megan, and Madisyn Rennegarbe; sister Alberta Nitzsche; step brother Dick (Audree) Bueckman; and step sister Sandy (Mark) Colvis.

    She is preceded in death by her daughter Tricia Cortner; parents Albert & Oneta (nee Eggemeyer) Brenning; and brother Allen Brenning.

    Ruth is a member of St. Augustine Church in Hecker, IL and Altar Sodality. She was formerly employed at Wal-Mart.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
St. Augustine Church - Hecker
or American Diabetes Association

    4 PM to 8 PM Monday, September 5, 2022 at Quernheim Funeral Home
    8:30 AM until 9:45 AM Tuesday at Quernheim Funeral Home

Funeral Mass:
    10:30 AM Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at St. Augustine of Canterbury Church in Hecker, IL
        Father Linus Umoren, Father Von Deeke, & Father Gene Neff officiating
    Interment at St. Augustine Cemetery in Hecker, IL

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Very sorry to hear of Ruth Ann passing away. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

Jeri Brenning Corn Sep 8 2022 3:25 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ruth Cortner

Keli Morris Sep 7 2022 12:18 PM

Our deepest sympathy on Ruth's passing. May she rest in peace.

Larry & Sandy Cortner

Larry Cortner Sep 6 2022 10:20 AM

Please accept my deepest sympathy on Ruth's passing. I remember being in cousin Roger and Ruth's wedding 55years ago.... memories to cherish.
Mary Lou (Neff) Conner
Littleton, Colorado

Mary Lou Conner Sep 5 2022 1:48 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ruth Cortner

Laura mehrtens Mehrtens Sep 3 2022 2:26 PM

Please accept our deepest sympathies.
Bertie and Charles Zipfel
Grayslake, Illinois

zipfel charles Sep 3 2022 2:06 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ruth Cortner

Helen Heusohn 😊 Sep 2 2022 3:06 PM

I loved working with Ruth in Fabrics at the old Walmart many years ago! She was always the sweetest person!

Nicole Sep 1 2022 10:11 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ruth Cortner

Karen Toenjes Sep 1 2022 8:32 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ruth Cortner

Cindy Love Aug 31 2022 11:47 PM

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