Ruth Emma Woltman Strubing, 97, of Delavan, died May 22, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Janesville.

She was born Sept. 13, 1916, in McHenry, Ill. to A. E. and Lucille Barbara (Gutzwiler) Nye, the youngest of three children.

She attended nursing school at St. Theresa Hospital in Waukegan, Ill. She married Bernard Nelson Woltman in Chicago in 1938. They had two daughters Ruth Ann (Norman) Cook and Louise May Czaja.

Bernard preceded her in death in 1978. In 1981 she married Emil Strubing of Harvard, Ill. After Emil’s death in 2002, she spent her later years at Ridgestone Village in Delavan.

She is survived by her two daughters and five grandchildren David L. (Ann) Cook, Russell R. Cook, and Linda L. (Cook) Pappas, all residing in California; and William B. (Carol) Czaja, of Rochester, and Laurie (Kenneth) Walker, of Walworth, and numerous grand and great grand children; nieces and nephews.

Funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. June 4 at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Fontana.

Friends may visit with the family for one hour prior to the funeral mass at the church.

She will be interred at St. Joseph Cemetery in Harvard, Ill.

A memorial mass will be celebrated at St. Jude Church in Wofford Heights, Calif., on June 2.

She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.

Toynton Walworth Funeral Home is assisting the family.


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