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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
Michelle & Family,
We're so sorry to hear of the loss of your Grandmother. May God's love and time heal your family's hearts.
With Sincere Sympathy,
Keith, Jill, Ty & Kiana Singleton
Keith, Jill, Ty & Kiana Singleton May 11 2018 12:00 AM
A Dish Garden was ordered on May 4, 2018
Expression of Sympathy May 4 2018 12:00 AM
A GRANDMA'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was ordered on May 2, 2018
Expression of Sympathy May 2 2018 12:00 AM
I have worked with Ruth's granddaughter Sarah for a number of years. She spoke of her Grandmother often. I know that Sarah and her siblings loved their Grandmother deeply. Grandmothers are an incredible influence on their grandchildren. It is apparent that Ruth was a wonderful example . Sarah I know you will miss her deeply. Keep the love that you received from her in your heart. The memories will be your comfort. You will be in my prayers.
Taj Cox May 2 2018 12:00 AM
I am sorry to hear of your loved ones passing. I believe she was my second cousin. I am Bertha (Haltenhof) Nottmeiers youngest daughter, and I think Ruths mother, Hilda, and my mother were cousins. My grandfather was Henry Haltenhof and I think he was a brother to Hildas mother, possibly her name was Lena. I remember visiting the Gosss at Floaville as a child. I live in Spokane, WA but I get back to Waterloo every couple of years and sometimes get together with Haltenhof relatives, as I love keeping up with family history. I plan on being back this fall for my class reunion. Prayers go out to all of you at this difficult time. Sharon (Nottmeier) Arnold.
Sharon (Nottmeier) Arnold Apr 30 2018 12:00 AM